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.


2014 - 2015
Season and Events

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).


Site maintained by:
Mark A. Rhoda
For comments about this site or suggestions for its improvement, contact: marhoda@smcm.edu

Alumni Networking

This page includes the names and contact information of TFMS alumni who have agreed to be part of this network. To contact any of these alumni for further information about their careers post-graduation or to seek advice from them about careers in theater, film/media, or in unrelated areas, click on their email address below.

This page will be updated periodically, but will depend on information supplied by its users to keep information current. You may send updated information to Mark A. Rhoda at marhoda@smcm.edu.

Michael Boynton
email: mjboynton@smcm.edu

Mel Bratz
Technical Director and Theater Manager, Edmund Burke School, Washington, D.C.
email: melabratz@gmail.com
website: www.eburke.org

Dan Cavanagh
still acting!
email: dnlcvngh@gmail.com

Heidi Castle
M.F.A., set design and scenic art, Rutgers University; Ph.D., theater history, University of Maryland, College Park; scene designer
email: hlcastle@aol.com

Jeremiah Chiappelli
lawyer, private practice, The Chiappelli Law Firm, LLC
email: Jeremiah@Chiappellilaw.com

Allison M.C. Clapp
M.F.A., directing, The Catholic University of America; playwright/performance artist; fiber artist, teacher, tree climber, and treasure hunter
email: smcmtreasure@yahoo.com

Amy Forsberg
horticulturalist; formerly costume shop assistant, costumer, Shakespeare Theatre and Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.
email: amyforsberg@hotmail.com

Bridgette Gallagher
lawyer; Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County, WA
email: bridgette.maryman@gmail.com

Mark Garcia-Christie
Coordinator, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
email: markgarciachris@yahoo.com
website: http://www.med.upenn.edu/rwjcsp/  

Pete Garvey
email: petegarvey@hotmail.com

Kelly Germain
Artistic Director, ArtReach: A Division of the Children's Theatre (of Cincinnati); adjunct faculty, Northern Kentucky University; actor, Actors Equity; director; M.F.A., Acting, University of Wisconsin-Madison
email: kelly@thechildrenstheatre.com

Bill Gillett
Head, Theater Program, Carroll Community College; freelance actor/director
email: WGillett@carrollcc.edu

Kurt Heinlein
actor, director, playwright; M.F.A., acting, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; Ph.D., environmental/social theater, Louisiana State University; Associate Professor and coordinator of the BFA Professional Actor Training Program, Missouri State University
email: kurtheinlein@hotmail.com

Kevin Hollenbeck
email: khollenb@Glue.umd.edu

Heather Jackson
Public Relations Manager, CENTERSTAGE Theater, Baltimore, MD; freelance costume designer
email: sabine4242@gmail.com

William (Bill) Jamieson
technical director, Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, MD
email: wajamieson@yahoo.com

Brenna Jones
stage manager
email: bstjones@aol.com

Andrew Kahl
company member, Chenango River Theater; assistant professor of theater, State University College at Oneonta
email: kahlag@oneonta.edu
phone: 410-733-6887

Barbara Kahl
resident costume designer, Chanengo River Theater; designer/lecturer in theater, State University College at Oenonta
email: babsdesign3@yahoo.com
phone: 607-436-3714

Aarati Kasturirangan
email: arthropod4ever@yahoo.com

Marianne Koch
email: marianne_r_koch@yahoo.com

Cherish Lankford
legal assistant (litigation); formerly properties designer, art gallery manager
email: cherish.lankford@piperrudnick.com

Christopher Layman
film, television, theatre, freelance grip/production assistant (PA), aspiring film director
website: captainchris.squarespace.com

Jack Levenson
former international NGO volunteer, Ecuador
email: jack_levenson@hotmail.com
website: www.cenitecuador.org

Korinne Loynes
M.F.A., acting, California Institute of the Arts
email: kmloynes@hotmail.com

Erin Madden Ramirez
Consultant, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage
email: erinmr@ak.net

Scott McCormick
actor, company member Rorschach Theatre
email: scottymcc91@hotmail.com

Faith Moser Love
data geek, stage manager, Jeopardy! champion
email: faithlove@me.com

Tony Nam
actor; M.F.A. in acting, University of Washington
email: tonyknam@yahoo.com

Laura Otis-Franklin
actor, director, 4th grade teacher
email: lauraotis@sbcglobal.net

Kimberly Owens
J.D., former litigator; currently Regulatory Affairs Specialist, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
email: cuchiekto@starpower.net

Kevin Patrick
artist; teacher; M.F.A., Sequential Design, Savannah College of Art and Design; Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Alabama State University
email: ioflyon@yahoo.com

Coya Paz
actor; producer; co-founder, Teatro Luna, Chicago; Ph.D. student in Performance Studies, Northwestern University
email: coyapaz@yahoo.com
websites: www.coyapaz.com and www.teatroluna.org

Elizabeth Pickard
Gallery Theatre Program Coordinator, Missouri History Museum
email: epickard@mohistory.org

Graham Pilato
M.F.A. candidate, acting, The Catholic University of America
website: www.grahampilato.com

Kerry Jo Richards
educational software (Blackboard)
email: kjrl@yahoo.com

A. Lorraine Robinson
director of faculty and education, Sitar Arts Center; freelance director and dramaturg; producer, MuseFire Productions, a multimedia production company; teacher; M.A., directing, Brown University
email: Lorrainson@aol.com

Andrew Schwartz
independent filmmaker, producer, writer, steadicam work (HGTV, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, PBS, NBC, Retirement Living, Discovery Health, National Geographic, etc.).

Christopher (Chris) W. Sheppard
Western Regional Manager, Higher Education, Blackboard, Inc.

Alana Smith
marketing, media, and web design
email: kabukimask@gmail.com
website: www.thevalveswithin.blogspot.com

David (Dave) Smith
Assistant Technical Director, The Washington Opera, Washington, D.C.; CAD Drafting/Manager, Castle-Smith Designs; MFA, Set Design and Technical Direction, Rutgers University
email: david@castlesmith.com or dsmith@dc-opera.org
website: www.castlesmith.com

Karen Storms
stage manager
email: karenstorms@hotmail.com

Tammy Swanson
email: Tammy.Swanson@wolterskluwer.com

Steve Wannall
actor; member, comedy troupe, Shakespeare Skum; co-founder and co-member, The Pickled Punks
email: wannall@hotmail.com

Natalie Wass
email: natalie0435@msn.com

Pete Welsch
MIS (Masters of Information Sciences) student, Indiana University; DJ; Net Tech
email: pwelsch@indiana.edu

Tammy Lynne Wible
email: tlwible@parlights.com

James Gayl Yamakawa
budding playwright
email: roninpanda@hotmail.com