Welcome to the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's online application portal. The O'Neill uses Submittable host applications for our summer season—like NPC and NMTC—as well as applications for a semester with the National Theater Institute

Create an account below to start your application, save it, and submit it on your time.


  • National Theater Institute: NTIAdmissions@theoneill.org
  • Plays, Musicals, Puppetry, Critics, Cabaret: LitOffice@theoneill.org 

An intensive training program for serious young performers wanting to work in the performing arts. Let NTI faculty help prepare you for professional and educational auditions, conservatory training, and the life of an actor. Classes in voice, movement, acting for the camera, scene study and audition prep. Master classes and conversations with working directors, actors, and playwrights to help illuminate how to navigate your educational and professional journey as an emerging artist. Applications open for rising juniors, seniors, recent graduates and gap year students ages 15-19. Tuition ($2,800) includes room and board at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.


"NTI is a practicum. It is your laboratory. We hope to test your limits. We hope that you exceed your own expectations and perceptions of what those limits may be. We hope to redefine what you believe is possible, the possibilities of what can happen in a day, and the possibilities of what can happen on the stage. The people you work with at NTI join you on your professional and personal journey sharing a common experience, language, and work ethic.  Ready? Let's begin!" - Rachel Jett, NTI Artistic Director 

THANK YOU FOR APPLYING TO THE NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE!  We look forward to reviewing your materials and working together to support your artistic aspirations.  

Application Deadlines: 

  • MARCH 20 - (Summer and Fall Programs) National Theater Institute Semester, National Music Theater Institute, NTI-Advanced Directing, Moscow Art Theatre Semester, Theatermakers Summer Intensive 
  • NOVEMBER 1 - (Spring Programs) National Theater Institute Semester, NTI-Advanced Directing, NTI-Advanced Playwriting 

NTI uses Submittable to help you manage your application. Create an account below to start your application, save it, and submit it on your time. 

QUESTIONS?  Contact us at ntiadmissions@theoneill.org. Please add this email to your contacts to ensure that you receive all your materials. 

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