School of Theater, Film and Media Arts: Department of Theatre
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Temple’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts (TFMA) houses the Department of Film and Media Arts and the Department of Theater. TFMA’s hallmark programs in theater, film and media fuse the highest quality professional training with scholarship and artistry to forge a passionate, diverse creative learning community. Our mission is to advance the role of film, media arts and theatrical performance in public life. TFMA professors prepare students for global, professional careers by providing unique opportunities for experiential learning, research and trans-disciplinary exploration. Our distinguished alumni continue to light up the stages and screens of Broadway and Hollywood, in professional theaters across the county, in independent and alternative film, on television and at major media arts venues nationally and internationally. TFMA offers BA and BFA programs in thirteen concentrations in disciplines from musical theater to cinematography, screenwriting to theater design. The undergraduate programs are built on a foundation of scholarship and artistry. TFMA values experiential learning; students work on theater productions, class projects, and graduate films to gain hands-on experience. Additionally, internship opportunities with one of TFMA's Study Away programs allows students to create meaningful work and make valuable connections. The Department of Theater also offers a unique Theater Education 4+1 Program. Students earn a bachelor of arts in theater, with a focus on theater education, a masters of education degree, a super-minor in English, certification to teach in secondary schools in Pennsylvania, and perform a semester of student teaching in a high school setting.
Notable Alumni Include: Robin Atkin Downes, Kevin Del Aguila, Jason George, Dan Kutner, Laura Lewis, Jason Kolotouros, John Littlefield, Kunal Nayyar, Michael Rady, Amina Robinson, Tobias Segal, Ted Rooney, Lawrence Stallings, Josh Tower, Rick Wasserman, Corey Sorenson
Faculty Info: Andrew Laine, John Lopes, Brandon McShaffrey, Matthew Miller, Cybele Moon, Jason Norris, Shavon Norris, Michael Osinski, Megan Perri, Dustin Pettegrew, Peter Reynolds, Amina Robinson, Ian Rose, Peter Schmitz, Lindsay Smiling, Donna Snow, Matt Tallman, Douglas Wager, Davey Strattan White, Cheryl Williams, Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon.
RTP Announces Winner Of Inaugural So.QUEER Playwrights' Festival
February 24, 2021
Richmond Triangle Players is pleased to announce the winner in its inaugural So.Queer Playwriting Festival -- Stonewallin' by Kari Barclay, a queer coming-of-age story in the American South full of witchcraft, war re-enactors, and ghosts.
Theatre Now Announces National Musical Writers Group
February 18, 2021
Theatre Now New York, a non-profit artists service organization and theatre company dedicated to supporting musical theatre writers, has established a new National Musical Writers Group which will bring together lyricists and composers from across the nation.
The Flynn Announces Executive Director
February 17, 2021
The Flynn has selected Jay Wahl as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on January 1, 2021.
Theatre Now New York Announces National Musical Writers Group
February 17, 2021
Theatre Now New York has established a new National Musical Writers Group which will bring together lyricists and composers from across the nation. The inaugural group members include: Jason Aguirre and Adam J. Rineer (Philadelphia); Mark Evan Chimsky (Portland, ME) and Zev Burrows (New York City); Ann E. Eskridge and Alton James (Detroit) & more.
New York Stage and Film Announces NEXUS Initiative Artist Grants
February 16, 2021
New York Stage and Film has committed $100,000 to their new NEXUS Initiative that brings together 20 multihyphenate artists to explore the question “where does story exist at the intersection of stage and film?” Each participant receives $5,000 and will take part in a series of conversations focused on new and expanded forms of storytelling.
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Present IN CASE YOU HADN'T HEARD
February 04, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts, in partnership with Eastville Community Historical Society and the Southampton African American Museum, is pleased to announce the online world premiere of In Case You Hadn't Heard: A Conversation Between America's Past And Its Promise, a provocative view of race in America, on Monday, February 22, at 8 p.m. EST at baystreet.org.
Collaboraction Theatre Company Grows Staff With Four New Hires
February 04, 2021
Collaboraction, Chicago's theater for social change, has added four new staff members, all committed to collaborating with a diverse community of Chicagoans, artists, activists and under-represented voices to create original theatrical experiences that cultivate dialogue and action around the city's most critical social issues.
HAMILTON, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Debbie Allen, Viola Davis and More Nominated for 52nd NAACP Image Awards
February 02, 2021
The full-list of nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards were announced today in a special virtual event on NAACP Image Awards’ Instagram channel hosted by Tony-award winning actress and singer Anika Noni-Rose, actress and singer Chloe Bailey, actress Erika Alexander, actor, dancer, and choreographer Nicco Annan, and actor and singer TC Carson.
Performers To Read Letters To The New Administration at DEAR PRESIDENT BIDEN Live Event
February 01, 2021
A diverse gathering of performers, together with a U.S. Congressman and first-time voters, will join together for DEAR PRESIDENT BIDEN: A PRESIDENTS' DAY PERFORMANCE & COMMUNITY CONVERSATION, a live, virtual event presented nation-wide.
Bri Steves Releases New Single 'Anti Queen'
January 27, 2021
Philadelphia rapper, singer, producer, and musician Bri Steves has announced today’s premiere of a landmark new single, “Anti Queen,” is available now via Atlantic Records.
Rochester Philharmonic Appoints Andreas Delfs As Music Director
January 26, 2021
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announces the appointment of Maestro Andreas Delfs as its thirteenth music director in the organization's 98-year history. Delfs follows in the footsteps of a long line of distinguished music directors including Erich Leinsdorf, David Zinman, Mark Elder, Christopher Seaman, and Ward Stare.
Inaugural STAY HOME FILM FESTIVAL to Premiere Virtually This Weekend
January 21, 2021
The Stay Home Film Festival: A virtual expression of the quarantine experience through movement on film has been announced! The festival will feature 16 short dance or movement-based films, 10 of which are world premieres. The choreographers, dancers, and filmmakers have varying backgrounds that have ensured a dynamic and inspiring program.
Temple Theaters Digital Season Presents THE WOLVES
January 19, 2021
It's not if you win or lose. AND It's not how you play the game.... It's something else. Sarah DeLappe's stunning regional hit brings audiences into the complex lives of the nine members of a high school girls soccer team.
Rob McClure Headlines The Arden Theatre Company's Virtual College + Career Fair
January 18, 2021
Rob McClure will join a roster of outstanding industry professionals for the Arden's Teen Arden College + Career Fair. This fully online program, designed to give high schoolers and their parents insight into pursuing a career in theater, will be held via Zoom on Saturday, January 23 from 11:30AM to 4PM.
New Jersey Thespians Hosts First-Ever Virtual Thespian Festival
January 13, 2021
New Jersey Thespians is set to host its first-ever virtual Thespian Festival this weekend, January 16 - January 18. The Festival will center around the theme, 'I AM. WE ARE. Find Your Light'.