Performing Arts Library Director Speaks Event
The series is usually held in Kent State University's Performing Arts Library (Center for the Performing Arts, Room D-004) and is a free event open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Fall 2013 Events:Tuesday, October 22nd, 1:00-1:45pm
Join us at Wright Curtis Theatre in hearing Director Terri Kent speak about Kent State University’s production of Plain and Fancy. The production will run from October 25th through November 3rd at Kent State University; for tickets, contact the box office at 330-672-2497.
Terri Kent is the director of the musical theatre program, as well as serving as the artistic director of Porthouse Theatre, the professional summer theatre affiliated with the School of Theatre and Dance. Her local professional acting and directing credits include the following venues: The Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cain Park, the Ensemble Theatre, the working Theatre and Weathervane Playhouse, among others.
Thursday, October 3rd, 9:45-10:30am
Join us at Wright Curtis Theatre to hear director Eric van Baars, scenic designer Ben Williams, costume designer Susan Williams and lighting designer David Ruggles discuss Kent State University’s production of She Stoops to Conquer. The production will run from October 4th through 13th at Kent State University; for tickets, contact the box office at 330-672-2497.
As Associate Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance, Eric teaches Movement and Acting and has directed productions of Oklahoma, The Diviners, Lysistrata, On The Verge, Honk!, The Wild Party, and A New Brain. He serves as Assistant Artistic Director of Porthouse Theatre where he has directed Pump Boys and Dinettes and Dames at Sea and choreography for Once On This Island, Big River, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Fantasticks. On the Porthouse stage, he has appeared in The Music Man ( Harold Hill), The Odd Couple ( Felix) Anything Goes ( Lord Evelyn), Sweet Charity ( Oscar), Jesus Christ Superstar ( Herod), Guys and Dolls (Benny), and Oklahoma! (Will Parker). As a choreographer/director, Eric’s work has been seen at the Halle Theater, St. Louis Rep, Connecticut Rep, Berea Summer Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse and Cain Park. His performance credits include Walnut Street Theatre, GEVA, Theatre Virginia, Radio City Music Hall, St. Louis Rep, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cherry County Playhouse and Cincinnati Playhouse, as well as National and International tours. He is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Society of Directors and Choreographers.
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