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BWW Exclusive: NTI - Uniting Artists & Students for 45 Years

BWW Exclusive: NTI - Uniting Artists & Students for 45 YearsWith a singular schedule and unmatched breadth of training, the National Theater Institute is the nation's leading undergraduate artistic training program. In addition to a rigorous curriculum covering the theatrical greats -- Shakespeare, Williams, Chekov, and O'Neill -- NTI students are learning from today's theater artists. Since its founding in 1970, NTI has united working artists and students in education and collaboration.

The program's first semester featured classes with: Michael Bennett, Melvin Bernhardt, Jim Henson, Jules Irving, Lee Kalcheim, Harold Prince, and Fred Voelpel, among others.

NTI offers students the ability to train with industry professionals and master teachers 10 hours a day, seven days a week. Students are asked to take constant creative risks while being guided by great variety of role models. This semester, students of the National Theater Institute Semester, National Music Theater Institute, and NTI-Advanced Playwriting program will meet and work with nearly 100 professionals.

The month of March is rich with special classes with: Greg Allen, Michael Arnold, Michael Balderrama, James Bundy, Nathan Davis, Craig MacArthur Dolezel, Lindsey Ferrentino, Melissa Firlit, Marcus Gardley, Wendy Goldberg, Ethan Heard, JoAnn Hunter, Jody McAuliffe, Davis McCallum, Forrest McClendon, Susan Misner, Kym Moore, Kevin Newbury, Heidi Rodwald, Dawn Saito, Michael Walker, Jenny Rachel Weiner, and Ken Weitzman in addition to our core faculty featuring: Michelle Bach-Coulibally, Adam Bock, Jeff Bowen, Michael Cadman, David Chandler, Donna Di Novelli, Alex Gemignani, Brian McManamon, G.W. Mercier, Scott Murphy, Erin Ortman, Lee Overtree, Nicole Ricciardi, Anne Tofflemire, Marya Ursin, Derrick Yanford, and Gregg Wiggans, among others. Click to learn more about all of NTI's faculty members.

Learn more about NTI's acclaimed semester-long, credit-earning training intensives by visiting and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube (@NTIRiskFailRisk). The application deadline for summer and fall programs is March 20.

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