Submission Information

The 2018 National Critics Institute will be held
from July 1- 15, 2018
Applications will be open from March 15 - April 23, 2018.

Please use below's information for the 2017 Conference for reference only.

If you are interested in applying, please look over the materials on these pages.  Cost of the session is $2,000. This includes private room, meals, tuition and tickets to Playwrights Conference and Music Theater Conference shows.  A $100 deposit is required on acceptance, with full payment due June 15.

Scholarships up to the full amount are available for well-qualified applicants, covering the full cost of the week's tuition, room and board.

NOTE: The application materials below reflect the 2017 application process and are for reference purposes only.

Only complete applications will be considered, which include 1) an application form, 2) Additional materials: two writing samples and a letter of endorsement.

To apply, please download the Preplist [PDF or MS Word] and then proceed to the Application. 

If you have any questions, please contact the literary office or call 860-443-5378 x227.



Our thanks to The New York Times Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, The Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival, the late Clara Hieronymus and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, The American Theater Critics Association, The John S. Knight Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Reva & David Logan Foundation, The Debbi Wasserman Bilowit Fund, The Ernie Schier Fund, the Edith Oliver Fund, The Goodspeed Opera House, the Ivoryton Playhouse and our many individual patrons and friends.   The American Theatre Critics Association Foundation, theKennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.