Upcoming Events

  • December 1
    Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series, with filmmaker Terence Nance (“An Oversimplification of Her Beauty”), 8:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Free and open to the public.
  • January 2015
    Auditions, Exquisite Corpse, date/time TBA, Bruce Davis Theater, MH. Contact the director, Jess Lustig, for further information

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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.

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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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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

An OversimplificationConcluding screening of the Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series -- Terence Nance’s “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.” December 1 @ 8:15 p.m., Cole Cinema

On Monday, December 1, the Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series on “Hybrid Documentary” will conclude with the screening of Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature film, “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.” An extraordinary mix of live action and various styles of animation, “An Oversimplification” is a love story, a romantic comedy – and “romantic obsession,” Richard Brody of The New Yorker says, “has rarely been filmed as sweetly, love’s labors have rarely been revealed so insightfully as their own reward.” Nance will be on hand to lead a Q&A after the screening. The screening is free and open to the public.

Check out the trailer to “An Oversimplification” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GDpg4aDQaI


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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