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
For comments about this site or suggestions for its improvement, contact: marhoda@smcm.edu

Michael Ellis-Tolaydo

Professor of theater, film, and media studies and former Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts. Acting, directing, dramatic literature, Shakespeare, theater history, internships.
email: mellistolaydo@smcm.edu
web site: http://faculty.smcm.edu/mellistolaydo

Michael Ellis-Tolaydo was born in Kenya and attended high school in England. He is a Graduate of the Academy of Dramatic Art, Oakland University, and received his M.A. from The American University and his M.F.A. in directing from Catholic University. He continues to work as a professional actor and/or director under the name Michael Tolaydo and has worked in those capacities in every one of the U.S. states; he is proud of the fact that he never had to wait tables during that time! Michael is a firm believer that a liberal arts education provides the best educational grounding for everyone. (Office: MH 176, next door to Box Office)

Kudos --Michael has been made an Associate-Artist-in-Residence for Washington, D.C. Theater J’s 2012-2013 season. A Theater J and D.C. favorite, Michael was last seen at Theater J as Mortera in “New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza.” Other Theater J shows include “Pangs of the Messiah,” “The Accident,” and “Benedictus.” For Theater J’s upcoming season, Michael will appear in “Boged: An Enemy of the People” and “Apples from the Desert,” two plays which are part of the Voices from the Changing Middle East Festival.