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.


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 White Room

One-Act FestivalThe White Room is a student-run organization, whose principal function is to showcase student-produced work. Students from TFMS, as well as those from other disciplines, may apply for use of the space through The White Room Committee, a group of students that evaluates proposals, schedules rehearsal periods and performance dates, and operates, when necessary, as liaison with the technical director of the Bruce Davis Theater and the resident designer for use of department shop facilities. Faculty from TFMS, as well as those from other disciplines, may also request use of The White Room through The White Room Committee.

Although The White Room is an independent organization, without formal ties to performance activities of TFMS, students involved in White Room shows must follow all rules, regulations, and procedures for use of department shop facilities, properties, costume pieces, furniture/scenery pieces, and lighting instruments. Please note: Main stage productions receive priority in the use of all shop facilities, furniture/scenery pieces, properties, costumes, lighting instruments, and tools, but efforts will be made to accommodate White Room requests.

Students who plan to use The White Room for a St. Mary's Project or Independent Study in TFMS must follow all regulations established by The White Room Committee as well as procedures established by TFMS for satisfactory completion of the work.

The White Room Committee: The White Room Committee establishes policy for the use of The White Room and, when necessary, acts as liaisons with the technical director of the Bruce Davis Theater and the resident designer. All items borrowed from the department for White Room activities must be returned to their proper places and in original condition, unless otherwise agreed upon, at a time arranged with the technical director or resident designer.

A sample of recent White Room productions follows:

[title of show], by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell (2011)

"A Cabaret Night" (a night of singing, dancing, and comedy), student-conceived, -produced, and -directed (2010)

Check, Please, by Jonathan Rand (2010)

Stage Orphans, an original student-written and -directed play (2010)

Blue Window, by Craig Lucas (2008)

Another One-Act Festival (included The Actor's Nightmare, by Christopher Durang; The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh; and original performance pieces by students Liz Lawrence ("Consent") and Megan Rippey ("The Abortion Monologue")) (2008)

WTF WAS THAT!?!?, a night of quirky one-acts (included Auditions and a revival of My Daughter's Dead, two original performance pieces written by students; Sure Thing and English Made Simple, by David Ives; Alone at Last, by Gina Barnett; and Controlling Interest, by Wayne Rawley) (2007)

Life Under Water, by Richard Greenberg (2007)

Resounding Room and 12 Stereos, student art/music installations (2004, 2005, 2006)

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