- November 26
Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 p.m.; classes resume Monday, December 2.
- December 13
Last day of regularly scheduled classes for fall semester; final exams begin Monday, December 16.
- January 21
Classes resume, spring semester 2014.
- January 23
8:15-9:15 p.m., Dance Studio, MH. Auditions for dance-theater project, Encounters.
Where Are They Now?
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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Ellis-Tolaydo; Holly A. Blumner; David V. Groupé; Leonard Cruz
photographer: Bill Wood)
Below is a list of current faculty in the theater, film, and media studies department. By clicking on their names, you can view more detailed biographies.
Holly A. Blumner (2001), associate professor of theater, film, and media studies and former coordinator of Asian Studies. Japanese theater and film, Asian theater, theater history and criticism, performance. B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawai'i at Manoa. (Office: MH 118A) email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 240-895-2064
Leonard Cruz (2012), assistant professor of dance/movement and performance. World dance, including dance from the Pacific islands, modern dance, dance for the camera, dance improvisation and composition, dance history, performance, urban education. B.A., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. (Office: MH 112) email: email@example.com; telephone: 240-895-4237
Michael Ellis-Tolaydo (1986), professor of theater, film, and media studies, former Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts and Associate-Artist-in-Residence
at Washington, D.C. Theater J. Acting, directing, dramatic literature, Shakespeare, theater history. Graduate, Academy of Dramatic Art, Oakland University; M.A., The American University; M.F.A., Directing, Catholic University. (Office: MH 176) email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 240-895-4244
David Ellsworth (2007), associate professor of theater, film, and media studies. Film/video production, screenwriting, non-fiction film history/theory. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Educational Media Production, Appalachian State University; M.F.A., Film and Video Production, University of Iowa. (Office: MH 179A) email: email@example.com; telephone: 240-895-4235
David V. Groupé (2002), technical director/lighting designer. Technical theater, scenic/lighting design. B.F.A., M.F.A., Carnegie-Mellon University. (Office: MH 167) email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 240-895-4245
Joanne Klein (1989), department chair, professor of theater, film, and media studies, former coordinator of the cross-disciplinary minor in women, gender, and sexuality studies. Film studies, film theory and criticism, introduction to film and media studies, documentary practices, dramatic literature, theater history, literary theory, dramatic criticism, feminist studies, directing. A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (Office: MH 179C) email: email@example.com; telephone: 240-895-4251
Jessica Lustig (spring 2013; 2013-2014 academic year), visiting assistant professor of scenography (scenic and costume design). (Office: MH 156) email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 240-895-4444
Mark A. Rhoda (2000), visiting associate professor of theater, film, and media studies. Film studies (intro to film and media studies, film history, world cinema, horror film, silent film), performance and cultural studies, dramatic literature, theory, and criticism, theater history, directing. B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (Office: MH 179B) email: email@example.com; telephone: 240-895-4231