INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS & MASTER TEACHERS
NTI brings master teachers and industry professionals into your classroom. Often you'll see the work of your faculty on Broadway, off-Broadway, at regional theaters, and on film and television in the same semester. You will spend 10 hours a day working with these professionals, building skills, expanding your range as an artist, making connections, and gaining valuable mentors.
BY THE NUMBERS
15 core faculty members work with you each week
75 teaching & guest artists teach throughout the semester
98% of faculty are currently working professionally
14 students on average per class
10 hours of instruction per day
95% practical-based classes
A haven for artistic development, the O'Neill welcomes professional artists and companies to work in-residence during the semester. Students have the opportunity to learn from these artists and see the first stages of new professional work.
Rachel Jett has been a faculty member at the National Theater Institute since 1998 and is an alum of the NTI, NTI-Advanced Directing, and Moscow Art Theatre Semesters. A 2006 Baryshnikov Fellow, she holds an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Musical Theater Writing Program and is the first American aspirant to Andrei Droznin, master teacher of movement at the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow, Russia.
Rachel is one of the few practitioners teaching his method of Russian movement in the United States. Named “One of 50 to Watch” by Dramatist Magazine, she is a lyricist/librettist and a former company member of the Helen Hayes Award-winning Stanislavsky Theater Studio and SYNETIC Theater in Washington, D.C. In 2014, she appeared in a short film written by Donna Di Novelli.
NMTI Artistic Associate
Scott received his MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. With Nathan Christensen, he wrote Broadcast, workshopped at Playwrights Horizons, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Musical Theater Conference, and 11th Hour Theatre Company. The two also wrote The Giver, a musical adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel, seen at National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Theatreworks Palo Alto, The Village Theatre, College of the Canyons, and Pennsylvania’s Festival of the Arts.
Scott is a recipient of the Richard Rodgers Award, the Jonathan Larson Award, the Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. He was selected by Stephen Sondheim to receive the Garson/Kanin Award from the Theatre Hall of Fame. Scott has worked as a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Theatre’s Songwriting in the Schools Program and is a John Duffy Composer’s Institute fellow.