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The National Theater Institute Semester Program (Direct Enroll)

Students explore individual perceptions and interpretations of text in physical form and are challenged to find clear ways to communicate visually. Classes in both vocal technique and production are explored along with dance and movement techniques for the actor Vocal training covers Linklater method, dialect work, and singing. Students direct short performance pieces learning basic skills through table work and exercises, also how to become artistic leaders by adapting to the needs of the script, space, and actors. Aspiring writers concentrate on writing a 30-minute play with the course culminating in Playwrights Weeks, a week-long presentation of the student plays. Students will spend one week in London, meeting theatre artists and attending productions in the “West End” theatre district. Guest artists on and Off Broadway fill out the guest instructors list.

The following courses will be offered:

Directing (NTI-210)
Playwriting (NTI-202)
Design (NTI-210)
Acting (NTI-300)
Movement and Voice (NTI-310)

Note: UConn equivalents are to be determined at a later date.

The NTI program is located on the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center grounds in Waterford, Connecticut. The grounds include six dormitory cottages each housing approximately a dozen students with a private shower on each floor. Students will travel to New York to see Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. As well, during the Fall semester students will travel to London to work with Complicit, a theatre company focusing on devised work, and during the Spring semester students will travel to the Humana Festival in Louisville, KY, one of the nation’s premier New Play Festivals

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Waterford, CT, United States
  • Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.8