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O’Neill National Theater Institute

This intensive theater program offers students a unique opportunity to study acting, directing, playwriting, movement and voice, and design in a conservatory setting. Students are immersed in theater studies; classes take place seven days a week! Students typically take educational excursions to train with professional theater companies in Stratford-upon-Avon, England or St. Petersburg or Moscow, Russia.


Program Advisor
Professor Valerie Smith
Climenhaga 044, 717.776.2511 Ext. 7386


  • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • 2.75 GPA or higher


  • Courses may meet general education or major requirements.
  • Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
  • Participation in this program does not meet cross-cultural requirements. 

Costs: 2014-2015 

Because of the high cost of this program, participation is capped at 9 students per academic year.

Fee covers:

  • tuition, housing, meals
  • educational excursions to England or Russia

Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Connecticut. 


Messiah Pre-Approval Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


O'Neill National Theatre Institute Deadlines

Spring 2015 - October 20, 2014

Fall 2015 - March 20, 2015


Online Application

Existing Application

Application Checklist


To learn more about studying at the O'Neill National Theater Institute check out:

O'Neill National Theater Institute Homepage
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