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Carrigan O'Brian

National Theater Institute
Lead Program Representative & Teaching Artist
Waterford, Connecticut and Moscow, Russia


The National Theater Institute: Founded in 1970, The National Theater Institute (NTI) is the leading theater training program at the two-time Tony Award-winning  Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut and the Moscow Art Theater School in Moscow, Russia. With a singular schedule and an unmatched breadth of training, NTI’s credit-earning training programs offer students a springboard to the professional theater world. These programs include a two-week residency in London or NYC, tickets to 20+ shows, and classes 10-12 hours a day, 7 days a week. Classes include Playwriting, Movement, Yoga, Shakespeare, Microaggressions & Racial Biases in Theater, Musical Theater, Producing, Directing, and more. Financial aid is transferable to our semester-long programs.Semester-Long Programs: The National Theater Institute (Fall or Spring)National Music Theater Institute (Fall-only)Moscow Art Theatre Semester (Fall-only)Advanced Playwriting (Spring-only)Advanced Directing (Fall or Spring)Additional Programs: Theatermakers Summer IntensiveGraduate Programs (MA/MFA) in International Theater Practice & PerformanceResources for planning your semester with NTI:At A Glance View Our BrochureTuition & Financial AidCampus Life & HousingCOVID-19 Response & Contingency PlansThe O’Neill’s Mission & Anti-Racist Plan History of the O’NeillShould I apply to NTI?This 14-week long intensive is offered every fall and spring and it's geared towards students who want to work in a fast-paced, conservatory-style, ensemble-driven theater-making program. They will take a diverse array of theater classes from over 60 industry professionals and notable theater practitioners. NTI offers a rolling-basis application process, however, you are encouraged to get your application in before the deadline, Oct 20.


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