Upcoming Events

  • April 17
    Opening Night, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 8:00 p.m., Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. For reservations, call the Theater Box Office @ 240-895-4243 or email boxoffice@smcm.edu. cost: $.
  • April 18-27
    Performances continue, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 8:00 p.m. evenings, 2:00 p.m. matinees, Bruce Davs Theater, Montgomery Hall. For reservations, call the Theater Box Office @ 240-895-4243 or email boxoffice@smcm.edu. cost: $.
  • May 2
    Last day of regularly scheduled classes.
  • May 7
    TFMS Night, 7:00 p.m., a celebration of students' work in theater, performance, and film/media, Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. Free and open to the public.


2013 - 2014
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

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

Shakespeare in Hollywood posterTragedy Tomorrow, COMEDY TONIGHT! It's SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD -- Opening in the Bruce Davis Theater on Thursday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.

It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon (Edward Brence '16) and Puck (Abby Doyle '16), have magically materialized on the Hollywood set of filmmaker Max Reinhardt's (Christopher Joyce '15) A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, these two fictional characters are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp, which is silly, slapstick-y, and smart. Also starring studio boss Jack Warner (Joe Whitesell '14), heavyweight Jimmy Cagney (Jemarc Axinto '14), matinee idol Dick Powell (Justin Masterson '15), gadabout and Queen of Hollywood Louella Parsons (Maggie Schmidt '14), and a bevy of movie set extras and industry bigwigs. A gas!

Says The Baltimore Sun: "Shakespeare in Hollywood is so deliciously inventive, you'd swear [playwright Ken] Ludwig and the Bard were in cahoots. [It’s] at once poignant and funny, literary and farcical, sophisticated and silly, political and fanciful, high-brow and low-brow. A delight!" Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD had its world premiere in 2003 at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and won the Helen Hayes award for Best New Play of the Year.

Performances of SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD take place in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall, at 8:00 p.m. on April 17-19 & 24-26 and at 2:00 p.m. on April 19 & 27. There is no performance on Easter Sunday, April 20. Ticket prices are $4 for students, faculty, SMCM staff, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance members; $6 general admission. To make reservations, contact the Theater Box Office at 240-895-4243 (ext. 4243) or email boxoffice@smcm.edu.

retro jugglerPARTY DOWN! Congratulations to graduating TFMS majors and minors! We'll gather in the Bruce Davis Theater on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:15 p.m. to celebrate the achievements of our theater, film/media, and dance students. Sushi and snacks for all! Huzzahs! (Hey, graduates -- a reminder: please arrive to the BDT no later than 4:00 p.m. to complete a short "exit survey" assessment of your experiences in TFMS. Then we'll party!)


Kudos To TFMS faculty member David Ellsworth for his reappointment with tenure and promotion to associate professor. Huzzahs!

To former TFMS student Paul Takacs (theater, 2004) for his stellar notice in The New York Times for his direction of Jon Fosse's "I Am the Wind" at 59E59 Theaters; to current TFMS students Hannah Sturm ('14), recipient of the 2014 Arts Alliance Award for Theater Excellence, and Dylan Hadfield ('14), recipient of the 2014 Arts Alliance Award for Excellence in Film and Media Studies; and Ebony Squire ('14), recipient of the 2014 Torre M. Meringolo Theater Award (for outstanding work as a stage performer). Congrats to all!

Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies, 2013
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