Temple Theaters

Department of Theater adds new Theater Education 4+1 Program

Oct 27 2014

by Deneia Washington

In order to give students more ways of engaging in the theater world, the Department of Theater is now offering a Theater Education 4+1 Program, which allows students to earn both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in five years while preparing them for professional careers in theater education and outreach.  

4 Questions with New Film Prof Afia Nathaniel

Jan 8 2019

We sat down with new film faculty member Afia Nathaniel to ask about her life, her artistic passions and what she's working on right now: 

Q. Where were you when you found out you were an official selection by your country for an Academy Award?  How did you feel? 

TFMA Alumni Event: The Color Purple in Cherry & White

Saturday, December 8, 2018 
8 p.m. 

Director Amy Shoshana Blumberg Talks The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

By: Hadiyah Weaver

Temple Theaters kicked off the new 2018- 2019 season with The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace and the performance could not have been more timely. The play explores Dalton Chance’s teenage life as he finds himself entranced by the fearless and fascinating Pace Creegan. The performance is childlike and nostalgic but has a twist that will leave the audience a little shaken up. Amy Shoshana Blumberg (MFA ‘19) says the wicked twist of the play is a crucial clue into considering the social and political climate we face today.

Alumni Spotlight: Warren Kelley '79

Mar 7 2018

Alumnus reflects on career and education before appearance in Chicago

By Toree Weaver

Remembering David A. Hale

Feb 23 2018

Former faculty member David A. Hale, a professor at Temple university for over thirty years passed away on February 13, 2018. David Hale began his career as the director of theater for the new Tomlinson Theater in the 1960s and became chair of the Department of Theater in 1975. Over the course of his long career at Temple, Hale was also head of the graduate design program and the undergraduate program.

Student Spotlight: Julia Hopkins

Feb 19 2018

Senior to star as peacemaker Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet 

by Hadiyah Weaver

Julia Hopkins will play the role of Benvolio, which is usually played by a male, in this semester’s production of Romeo and Juliet; she was casted in part due due to her advance stage combat skills. The senior theater major began practicing martial arts in high school with Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. She is now a certified actor combatant and the best stage fighter at Temple.

Accessibility at Temple Theaters

Jan 30 2018

On Saturday, September 22, the School of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts will offer additional accessibility accomodations for THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK. ASL interpretation, audio description, sensory friendly seating, and wheelchair accessibility will be available for patrons.


Wisdom from Director Kenny Leon

Dec 15 2017

TFMA Visiting Professor Shares Advice and Experiences with Students

by Toree Weaver

Throughout the semester Kenny Leon has visited Temple University numerous times to sit down with students to engage in open dialogue. During the talks, he shared personal experiences, his path to success, and advice with aspiring artists in the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. He also attended acting and design classes, providing feedback and instructions to students.

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