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.


2014 - 2015
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

About the Program

Liberal Arts Setting

Our approach to the study and practice of theater, film, and media is grounded in a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary and culturally plural perspectives. The lively exchange of ideas and practices across disciplines sparks our activities in classrooms, on stage and screen, and in the studios.

A Midsummer Night's DreamInnovative Curriculum

Our curriculum includes not only the study of literature, screen media, and history, but also a full range of theater, film, and media arts, including: acting, directing, dance, scriptwriting, technical theater, computer-aided drawing (CAD), computer graphics, digital filmmaking, scenic, costume, and lighting design. Core courses are continuously updated to keep pace with latest developments, and topics courses provide coverage of cutting-edge scholarship, techniques, and technologies.


We promote diversity across cultures and time throughout our curriculum and our stage productions. Theater, film, and media studies faculty participate actively in cross-disciplinary minors, including Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, Environmental Studies, and Asian Studies.


Students capitalize on an array of opportunities for practicing theater, film, and media to benefit surrounding communities.

Embodying Ideas

The BalconyOur curriculum invites students to embody and enact ideas across disciplines, histories, and cultures. Theater, film, and media studies transform thought into action, abstract into concrete, absence into presence.

Engaged Faculty

We have a full time core of faculty who are professionally active as performance scholars and artists and who provide mentoring of each and every student.

Renowned Guests

Every year, students are able to mix intensively and informally with highly reputed guest artists and scholars, who conduct workshops, visit classes, and join them for meals. View a list of recent visiting artists and scholars.