O’Neill Summer Workshop


DateWednesday, July 8th – Friday, July 10th, 2020
LocationEugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Rd., Waterford, CT 06385

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CTI/O’Neill Summer Workshop Class of 2014

Due to health concerns and safety precautions, CTI’s 2020 O’Neill Summer Workshop is cancelled.  Please apply again for the Summer of 20201!  Thanks, and stay safe!

What do In The Heights, In Transit, and Avenue Q all have in common? They were all workshopped at the O’Neill Summer Workshop, where you, too, can step into the world of creative producing!

Learn about navigating the producer’s relationship with authors and creative teams. Craft an image and marketing plan that will get audiences excited about your show. The Commercial Theater Institute’s Three-Day Summer Intensive at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center focuses specifically on the producer as a creative force. CTI is thrilled to provide aspiring producers the unique opportunity to get close to the development process as it unfolds this season at the renowned O’Neill campus along the Connecticut shore.

This is a one-of-a-kind chance to explore the creative contributions a producer makes to the development and selling of a show. In a three-day, hands-on intensive program, teams of participants will develop plans for a selection of plays and musicals at the O’Neill Summer Conferences. The experience will be a mixture of talks and breakout sessions with working producers and theater professionals, interaction with writers and directors, and group discussion. The curriculum and setting provide a unique opportunity to interact with the O’Neill’s renowned artistic community and to be part of the development process at the O’Neill’s beautiful campus on the Connecticut shore. The workshop culminates with the teams presenting their strategies to a panel of industry professionals. The program will be led by Tom Viertel- CTI Executive Director, O’Neill Board Chair, and Tony Award-winning Broadway producer – along with an all-star faculty from the New York theater community.

Admission is limited to 20 participants. The application form is available HERE; applications are due by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020.

Return the completed Application Form (3 pages) and resume either by email to Commercial.Theater.Institute.Info@gmail.com, or by mail to CTI, 254 W 54th St, 10th Fl, New York, NY 10019.

In addition to your enrollment fee, you will be responsible for travel and accommodations. We’ve arranged for a discounted rate at a hotel located near the O’Neill Theater Center; details will be provided upon acceptance. The hotel is also located near the Amtrak station in New London, CT. Meals are included in the enrollment fee.