Upcoming Events

  • April 17
    Opening Night, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 8:00 p.m., Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. For reservations, call the Theater Box Office @ 240-895-4243 or email boxoffice@smcm.edu. cost: $.
  • April 18-27
    Performances continue, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 8:00 p.m. evenings, 2:00 p.m. matinees, Bruce Davs Theater, Montgomery Hall. For reservations, call the Theater Box Office @ 240-895-4243 or email boxoffice@smcm.edu. cost: $.
  • May 2
    Last day of regularly scheduled classes.
  • May 7
    TFMS Night, 7:00 p.m., a celebration of students' work in theater, performance, and film/media, Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. Free and open to the public.

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TFMS Alumni
Where Are They Now?

Megan Rippey

Megan Rippey (class of 2008, B.A. women, gender, and sexuality studies, minor in theater studies) recently completed her M.F.A. in acting at the California Institute of the Arts (class of 2013).

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Mark A. Rhoda
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David Ellsworth

Associate professor of theater, film, and media studies. Film/video production, screenwriting, non-fiction film history/theory.
email: dellsworth@smcm.edu

David Ellsworth is a documentary and experimental filmmaker whose work has screened at a variety of festivals nationally (Black Maria, Full Frame, Margaret Mead) and abroad (Amsterdam, Havana, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, Edinburgh). Dave received his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia before moving to New York, where he worked as a video editor at Broadway Video, Inc. He left New York to earn an M.A. in Educational Media Production at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and later received his M.F.A. in Film and Video Production at the University of Iowa. He has taught at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and Grand Valley State University in Michigan. His teaching and research interests include film/video production, screenwriting, and non-fiction film history/theory. Dave recently completed "Front Street Yard," a short documentary shot at the Padnos Iron and Metal Company in Grand Rapids, MI. He is currently editing an experimental documentary on life in Farmville, VA, and is also continuing production on a documentary about vernacular architecture in Louisa County, VA. (Office: MH 179A)

From David Ellsworth's film 'Front Street Yard' (2011)
from David Ellsworth's film "Front Street Yard" (2011)