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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The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Awards

During any year the department is a member of KCACTF, students are eligible to receive certificate of achievement awards or acting nominations from adjudicating members of the American College Theatre Festival for work on main stage productions entered in the Festival. Student designers and stage managers are honored by the adjudicators with certificate of achievement awards for excellence in technical theater, and student actors are honored with acting nominations that permit performers to attend regional acting competitions with other KCACTF award recipients in various acting categories.

The Monkey-Bow QuiverLaughing at Life: A Performance of Kyôgen Plays (pictured right, The Monkey-Bow Quiver) was selected by the KCACT as an entry in its region II competition of plays held at Towson University in Towson, MD. Chosen from among 80 participating productions from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, Laughing at Life was one of eight shows selected to perform and compete at Towson. (In 2001, the department's production of Naga-Mandala: Play with a Cobra was also selected by KCACTF as an entry in its region II competition held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. That year, Naga-Mandala was one of five shows selected to perform and compete in Pittsburgh. As for Laughing at Life, the show received acting nominations from KCACTF adjudicators; it also received certificate of achievement awards from KCACTF for professor Merideth Taylor's stage direction and co-sound design and for student work in scenic sculpture, mime, and ensemble performing.)

Previous certificate of achievement awards from KCACTF include the lighting design of The Tooth of Crime, as well as acting nominations for Whose Life Is It Anyway?, The Tooth of Crime, Medea: A Noh Cycle Based on the Greek Myth, The Colored Museum, In My Time, The Skin of Our Teeth (1993 and 2003), and Tartuffe.

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