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 Special Events

While living and studying in Manhattan is an adventure in itself, Tepper students also enjoy special events throughout the semester that provide opportunities to gain unique insights from guest artists.

Special Events

Past special events during the Tepper Semester include:

  • Lunch with the artistic staff of the Vineyard Theater
  • A playwriting discussion with Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • An Artistic Industry Leader Symposium regarding different vocation in the arts
  • Lunch with the artistic staff of the Public Theater
  • Musical theater master classes with Tony Award winning composer, Adam Guettel
  • Musical theater master classes with Tony Award winning composer, Tom Kitt
  • Musical theatre master classes with Adam Guettel and Julia Murney
  • A comedy writing discussion with Doug Abeles and Alex Baze, writers from Saturday Night Live
  • A playwriting discussion with Theresa Rebeck and a playwriting workshop with John Weidman
  • A Meet-and-greet with playwright, Aaron Sorkin, creator and writer of the acclaimed television series The West Wing and The Social Network, following a performance of his play, The Farnsworth Invention