The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts has an active community of students, faculty and alumni, whose talents
The Philly Fringe Festival, presented by FringeArts, is a highly anticipated event in Philadelphia that comes around every September. Running September 5-22 this year, audiences can, as always, expect a wide variety of work, exciting venues, and talent. What’s particularly notable about this year’s festival, however, is the large number of Temple Owls involved in all aspects of production. Over 30 Owls, both alumni and current students, are involved in at least nine shows playing this month!
The numbers are IN and Temple folks command a large share of the Barrymore award nominations with representation in nearly every category and over 20 award listings including a Lifetime Achievement Award for Temple Graduate and former faculty member Ed Shockley (MFA '94).
In 2018-19 TFMA gave out over 50 scholarships representing a substantial amount of money used to help students who demonstrated skill and potential, as well as need for their expenses.
A hefty percentage of these funds are derived from the support of “Big Bang Theory” actor Kunal Nayyar (TFM ‘06) and his wife Neha Kapur, stemming from their commitment to help theater students at Temple.
In particular this was a win for the students, alums and friends of TFMA! A challenge that was leveled to the entire university was WON by TFMA after septupleting our goal (destroying it by over 700%) which earned TFMA $7k in “challenge funds.” (our sister school, Boyer was another winner, along with the Temple Ambler Campus).