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).


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

Holly A. Blumner

Associate professor of theater, film, and media studies and coordinator of Asian Studies. Japanese theater and film, Asian theater, theater history and criticism, performance.
email: hablumner@smcm.edu

Holly A. Blumner received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Asian theatre from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her B.A., in theatre and biology, is from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Holly studied kabuki for four years in Kyoto and at Waseda University. While in Japan, she studied the traditional performing arts nihon buyo (classical Japanese dance) and nagauta (long song) singing. She was a commentator/translator for the English "Earphone Guide" kabuki performances in Tokyo. Research interests include play translation, anime and manga, theatre for youth, theatre history, and dramatic criticism. She has presented papers at several national conferences, and her translation of the play Domo Mata--Matahei the Stutterer is published in Brilliance and Bravado: Kabuki Plays on Stage, 1697-1770. (Office: MH 118A)