The Tepper Semester is invaluable if you are interested in theatre. I honestly believe that it cuts off a few years of trying to figure out acting life in New York. I graduated in December, and although I certainly don't know all the answers, I have met a lot of actors who are 24, 25 years old and after hearing about the program, they pick my brain about what I learned.”
Alison Bennett, 2005

Program Shows

An essential part of the Tepper Semester experience is seeing theater every week, up to 30 shows during each semester. Exposure to a spectrum of theater allows students to experience the widest range of performances, from Broadway, to Off-Broadway, including intimate and experimental original works.

Spring 2014 Theater Attended

  • Arlington
    Vineyard Theatre (book and lyrics by Polly Pen, directed by Carolyn Cantor)
  • Bridges of Madison County
    Schoenfeld Theatre (music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Bartlett Sher)
  • Cabaret
    Studio 54 (co-directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, directed by Sam Mendes)
  • Hedwig & the Angry Inch
    Belasco Theatre (book by John Cameron Mitchell, directed by Michael Mayer)
  • If/Then
    Richard Rodgers Theatre (music by Tom Kitt, directed by Michael Greif)
  • Intimacy
    The Acorn Theatre (by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Scott Elliott)
  • Kung Fu
    Signature Theatre (by Henry David Hwang, directed by Leigh Silverman)
  • Love and Information
    New York Theatre Workshop (by Caryl Churchill, directed by James Macdonald)
  • Magnet Theater Improvisation
    Magnet Theater
  • Matilda
    Shubert Theatre (by Roald Dahl, directed by Matthew Warchus)
  • Middle of the Night
    Keen Company (by Paddy Chayefsky, directed by Jonathan Silverstein)
  • No Man’s Land
    Cort Theatre (by Harold Pinter, directed by Sean Mathias)
  • Of Mice and Men
    Longacre Theatre (by John Steinbeck, directed by Anna D. Shapiro)
  • Richard III
    Belasco Theatre (by William Shakespeare, directed by Tim Carroll)
  • Rocky
    Winter Garden Theatre (book by Thomas Meehan, directed by Alex Timbers)
  • Sleep No More
    McKittrick Hotel (created by Punchdrunk)
  • Stage Kiss
    Playwrights Horizons (by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman)
  • The Civilians The Great Immensity
    The Public Theater (written and directed by Steven Cosson, songs by Michael Friedman)
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan
    The Cort Theatre (by Martin McDonagh, directed by Michael Grandage)
  • The Glass Menagerie
    The Booth Theatre (by Tennessee Williams, directed by John Tiffany)
  • The Tribute Artist
    Primary Stages (by Charles Busch, directed by Carl Andress)
  • Twelfth Night
    Belasco Theatre (by William Shakespeare, directed by Tim Carroll)
  • Violet
    American Airlines Theatre (music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Leigh Silverman)
  • Waiting for Godot
    Cort Theatre (by Samuel Beckett, directed by Sean Mathias)

Spring 2013 Theater Attended

  • All in the Timing
    Primary Stages (by David Ives, directed by John Rando)
  • Annie
    Palace Theatre (book by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin, directed by James Lapine)
  • Belleville
    New York Theatre Workshop (by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman)
  • Bunty Berman Presents…
    The New Group (book & lyrics by Ayub Khan Din, directed by Scott Elliott)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Richard Rodgers Theatre (by Tennessee Williams, directed by Rob Ashford)
  • Faust
    Metropolitan Opera (composer Charles Gounod)
  • Fragments
    Theatre for a New Audience (by Samuel Beckett, directed by Peter Brooks and Marie Helene Estienne)
  • Fuerza Bruta: Look Up
    Daryl Roth Theater (created by Diqui James)
  • Hands on a Hardbody
    Brooks Atkinson Theatre (book by Doug Wright, lyrics by Amanda Green, directed by Neil Pepe)
  • Here Lies Love
    The Public Theater (concept & lyrics by David Byrne, directed by Alex Timbers)
  • Julius Caesar
    Brooklyn Academy of Music (by William Shakespeare, directed by Gregory Doran)
  • Kinky Boots
    Al Hirschfeld Theatre (book by Harvey Fierstein, score by Cyndi Lauper, directed by Jerry Mitchell)
  • Magnet Megawatt - Improvisation
    Magnet Theater
  • Old Hats
    Signature Theatre (created by Bill Irwin & David Shiner, directed by Tina Landau)
  • Passion
    Classic Stage Company (music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by John Doyle)
  • Really Really
    MCC Theater (by Paul Downs Colaizzo, directed by David Cromer)
  • Sleep No More
    McKittrick Hotel (created by Punchdrunk)
  • The Big Knife
    Roundabout Theatre Company (by Clifford Odets, directed by Doug Hughes)
  • The Call
    Playwrights Horizons & Primary Stages (by Tanya Barfield, directed by Leigh Silverman)
  • The Last Five Years
    Second Stage Theatre (written & directed by Jason Robert Brown)
  • The Mound Builders
    Signature Theatre (by Lanford Wilson, directed by Jo Bonney)
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
    Roundabout Theatre Company (by Charles Dickens, directed by Scott Ellis)
  • The North Pool
    Vineyard Theatre (by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Giovanna Sardelli)
  • The Old Boy
    Keen Company (by A. R. Gurney, directed by Jonathan Silverstein)
  • The Revisionist
    Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (by Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Kip Fagan)
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Booth Theatre (by Edward Albee, directed by Pam MacKinnon)

Spring 2012 Theater Attended

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Classic Stage Company (with Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
    Broadhurst Theater (by Tennessee Williams with Brad Koed)
  • Clybourne Park
    Walter Kerr Theater (by Bruce Norris)
  • Frueza Bruta: Look Up
    Daryl Roth Theatre (created by Diqui James)
  • How I Learned to Drive
    Second Stage (by Paula Vogel)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
    Neil Simon Theater (by Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  • Lady from Dubuque
    Signature Center (By Edward Albee)
  • Now. Hear. This.
    Vinyard Theater (by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell)
  • Once
    Bernard Jacobs Theater (by Enda Walsh)
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company
    Lincoln Center
  • Peter and The Starcatcher
    Brooke Atkinson Theater (by Dave Berry)
  • Porgy and Bess
    Richard Rogers Theater (music by George Gershwin, starring Audra MacDonald)
  • Richard III
    Brooklyn Academy of Music (directed by Sam Mendez, starring Kevin Spacey)
  • Russian Transport
    Acorn Theater (by Erika Sheffer)
  • Seminar
    Golden Theater (by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Sam Gold)
  • Stick Fly
    The Cort Theater (by Lydia R. Diamond)
  • The Big Meal
    Playwrights Horizons (by Dan LaFranc)
  • The Early Plays
    St. Ann’s Warehouse (by Eugene O'Neill)
  • The Morini Salad
    Primary Stages (by Willy Holtzman)
  • The Road to Mecca
    American Airlines Theatre (by Athol Fugard)
  • The Total Bent
    The Public Theatre
  • Tosca
    Metropolitan Opera (by Giacomo Puccini)
  • Venus In Fur
    Lyceum Theater (directed by Walter Bobbie, starring Nina Arianda)
  • Wit
    Samuel J. Friedman Theater (by Margaret Edson)