The National Theater Institute (NTI) at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will present two showings of The Dream Project on Dec. 14 and 15, an original ensemble work based on the study of dreams in various cultures, dream journals and plays inspired by dreams, and the theories of dream interpreters such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. The production also features text and music created by the 32 students of NTI's fall semester.
NTI is a training program for theatre artists. Every semester, students at NTI spend ten days creating a "final project." The goal of this is to draw together the major elements of acting, movement, and voice they have learned.
NTI Director David Jaffe said, "The Dream Project gives this class the opportunity to stretch themselves to the very limit of their personal resources. Obviously, they cannot achieve a 'finished product' in only ten days. However, they can build from the ground up with a group of artists they have been working alongside for 14 weeks and take risks they might not consider in a different environment."
The Dream Project will be performed at 8:00 PM in the Dina Merrill Theater on Dec. 14 & 15. Admission is free. For more information, please call (860) 443-5378.
— By Steve Luber