Commercial Theater Institute

About CTI

The Commercial Theater Institute, now nearing its third decade, is a project of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and The Broadway League.  Dedicated to training the next generation of commercial theater producers, CTI provides resources and guidance to individuals interested exploring the various paths toward creating commercial productions for the stage.

The Program

A five day, hands-on intensive program, in which teams of participants will develop business plans for each of the plays and musicals selected for the O'Neill Summer Conferences.  The experience will be a mixture of lectures, one-on-one sessions, interaction with writers and directors, and group discussion.  The curriculum and setting provide a unique opportunity to interact with artists and understand the process of creative development.  The program will be led by Tom Viertel, O'Neill Board Chairman and Broadway Producer, and Jed Bernstein, CTI Program Director and Broadway Producer, along with an all-star faculty from the New York theatre community.