Upcoming Events

  • September 4
    TFMS Open House, 7:30-8:30 p.m.+, Bruce Davis Theater, MH. Come enjoy the party! Mandatory for declared and intended TFMS majors.
  • September 9-10
    Auditions, Much Ado About Nothing, 6:00-10:00 p.m., Bruce Davis Theater, MH. Contact the director, Michael Ellis-Tolaydo, for information.
  • September 22
    Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series, with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing"), 7:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Free and open to the public. 
  • October 20
    Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series, with filmmaker Lynne Sachs ("Your Day Is My Night"), 8:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Free and open to the public.
  • October 30-31
    Performances of "Falling Man, a dance-art project," with Leonard Cruz & Caitie Sullivan, 8:00 p.m. (Oct. 30) & 4:30 p.m. (Oct. 31), Boyden Gallery, MH. 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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Site maintained by:
Mark A. Rhoda
For comments about this site or suggestions for its improvement, contact: marhoda@smcm.edu

Joanne Klein

Department chair, professor of theater, film, and media studies, and former coordinator of the cross-disciplinary minor in women, gender, and sexuality studies. Film studies, film theory and criticism, introduction to film and media studies, documentary practices, dramatic literature, theater history, literary theory, dramatic criticism, feminist studies, directing.
email: jrklein@smcm.edu
web site: http://faculty.smcm.edu/jrklein/

Joanne Klein is chair of the department, professor of theater, film, and media studies, and former coordinator of the cross-disciplinary minor in women, gender, and sexuality studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland. She received her A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. An avid proponent of liberal arts breadth as the best setting for performance and screen studies, she pursues a wide array of scholarly interests in film and theater studies as well as a diverse range of work as a stage director. She has been published in Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Journal, and The Chelsea House Library of Literary Criticism. Her book, Making Pictures: The Pinter Screenplays, was published by Ohio State University Press, and her essay, "Looking at Looking (at Looking): Experiments in the Interrogation of Spectating," is included in the collection, Audience Participation: Crossing Time and Genre, edited by Susan Kattwinkel. Her essay, "Teaching Film to Trouble Verisimilitude," is collected in the recently published Practical Approaches to Teaching Film, edited by Rachel Ritterbusch. Her productions at SMCM have included The Threepenny Opera, Cloud 9, Angels in America, The Laramie Project, and The Balcony. As a teacher, scholar, and director she is committed to cultural pluralism throughout all aspects of her work. Of all her achievements, she is most pleased by the success of her former students, who are thriving in careers or graduate work in fields both related and unrelated to theater, film, and media. (Office: MH 179C)