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

Rules and Regulations for Use of Production and Shop Facilities

Bread and Puppet TheaterDue to the nature of production activities and to the concentration necessary to perform work requiring utmost detail, careful consideration must be made to the following rules and regulations for use of department shop facilities. The safety of shop assistants, student crews, and others involved in the mounting of a production is paramount, and the procedures, below, are designed to ensure a safe, professional working environment. The shop facilities may be used only for the purpose of designing, building, and striking a show, and are not to be considered storage areas for personal items or studios for personal projects. Personal items unnecessarily cluttering work areas will be discarded immediately, and any personal projects underway in the scene or costume shops or production support will be removed from these spaces. The majors' design studio, located off the scene shop, provides studio space for the shop assistants and students enrolled in all design classes, and may be used for classroom projects as well as related production activities.

No work may be performed in the scene or costume shops and their related areas without the supervision of the technical director or resident designer or their appointed representatives (shop assistants or work-study assistants). Because activities in the scene and costume shops demand operation of lightweight and heavy machinery, all safety procedures for use of these machines must be followed, and all necessary safety gear must be worn. If students have any questions concerning the proper operation of machinery or the location of safety gear, they must seek the advice of the technical director for work in the scene shop or the resident designer for work in the costume shop. Handouts on safety procedures and on rules/regulations for use of machinery and tools are available from both faculty.

Students may eat and drink only snacks (e.g. sodas, candy bars, etc.) in the scene shop, but never while operating machinery or handling tools; smoking is forbidden. Students should place any type of liquid container (e.g. soda bottles, water bottles, paint buckets, cleaning solutions) away from machinery, tools, and tabletops to ensure soil-free surfaces and damage-free equipment. Students working in the costume shop may not eat, drink, or smoke in the costume shop proper, storage areas, or dressing rooms.

The shop assistants and student crews are responsible for cleaning all shop facilities after each work session.

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