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"), 8:15 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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Box Office

For Reservations:
240-895-4243 or e-mail boxoffice@smcm.edu
Box Office Manager:
Leigh Callahan
Allison Wengler

For our assisted hearing patrons: The Bruce Davis Theater is equipped with a hearing assistance system. If you would like assistance, please ask one of the Box Office managers for a receiver when you pick up and pay for your tickets. Students who require a receiver will be asked to leave their student ID at the Box Office until the receiver is returned; non-students will be asked to leave their driver's license.

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

A. Lorraine RobinsonWhen I graduated from St. Mary's as a theater major, I realized I had received not just a degree, but a true education. The department not only gave me a foundation in the theory and practice of my craft, but most importantly an opportunity to ignite as an artist and to develop a style and interest in challenging theatrical material, which led me on fascinating journeys after I left the school. 

A. Lorraine Robinson, '92, director of faculty and education, Sitar Arts Center, Washington, D.C.; co-founder and -producer, MuseFire Productions, a multimedia production company incorporating both stage and screen media, Washington, D.C.; freelance director.

Featured Events

Your Day is My Night posterAward-winning YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT continues the Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series. October 20, 8:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. 

In Lynne Sachs’s award-winning “Your Day is My Night” (2013), immigrant residents of a “shift-bed”apartment in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval. (For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, “shift-bed” apartments provide accommodations to struggling working-class immigrants who rent these spaces from those willing to vacate for half of the day for about $150/month.). As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals the collective history of the Chinese in the United States through conversations, autobiographical monologues, and theatrical movement pieces. Shot in the kitchens, bedrooms, wedding halls, cafés, and mahjong parlors of Chinatown, this hybrid documentary addresses issues of privacy, intimacy, and urban life.

A 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in Film-Video, filmmaker Lynne Sachs will lead a Q&A after the screening of her film.

LAST film series screening: “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” by Terence Nance, December 1, 8:15 p.m.

Please note: The screening schedule and filmmakers' participation are subject to change. All screenings for the series take place in Cole Cinema, Campus Center, on the SMCM campus, and are free and open to the public.


Kudos To TFMS faculty members David Ellsworth for a productive sabbatical! Welcome back, Dave!; to Holly A. Blumner for volunteering to serve in the United States Peace Corps in the Philippines, 2014-2016.

To former TFMS students Paul Takacs (theater, '04) for his stellar notice in The New York Times for his direction of Jon Fosse's "I Am the Wind" at 59E59 Theaters, Hannah Sturm (theater, '14), recipient of the 2014 Arts Alliance Award for Theater Excellence, and Ebony Squire ('14), recipient of the 2014 Torre M. Meringolo Theater Award (for outstanding work as a stage performer); and to current TFMS student Dylan Hadfield ('15), recipient of the 2014 Arts Alliance Award for Excellence in Film and Media Studies. Congrats to all!

Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies, 2013
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