Kent State University at Trumbull students can complete needed theatre coursework at Kent State Trumbull before transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete their degree.
Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance offers comprehensive programs in theatre, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts. The breadth of the program is suggested by its course offerings, which cover the areas of acting, directing, musical theatre, theatre history, criticism, script analysis, playwriting, technical production, scenery, lighting, costume design, make-up and theatre management.
The Kent State Trumbull Theatre produces many show and performances that generate rave reviews from local critics as well as the general public. The shows are usually performed by theatre students, but sometimes include outside talent.
The Kent State Trumbull Theatre presents four productions annually throughout the university season (September-May) and three more as part of the Summer Stock program (May-August), which includes an active youth theatre component. In addition, they offer coursework in acting, directing, playwriting, script analysis, multicultural theatre as well as performance and technical practicum.
The Kent State Trumbull Theatre is located across from the library and students are offered free or reduced admission to encourage attendance at all productions.
2014-15 Kent Trumbull Theatre Schedule
Written by Robert Harling | Directed by Daniel-Raymond Nadon
October 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 8 p.m.
October 12 & 19 at 3 p.m.
This dramedy centers around the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. It is based on the author’s experience with his sister's death. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel". The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree they are arguing about at the beginning of the play, which was adapted into the film starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, and Julia Roberts.
A Shakespeare Christmas Carol
Written by Dylan Aaron White | Directed by Jim Canacci
December 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 8 p.m.
December 7 & 14 at 3 p.m.
Written by Kent Trumbull student White, who adapted Charles Dickens' classic tale, placing the bard himself in the “role” of Scrooge. The play tells the story of the redemption of a human soul. It follows the ever-powerful story of Shakespeare/Scrooge, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous human being. Good for the whole family, the play remains a Christmas “classic.”
Written by William Shakespeare | Directed by Daniel-Raymond Nadon
March 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 8 p.m.
March 15 & 22 at 3 p.m.
Described as a dark symphony of fear and miscalculation, this work by William Shakespeare begins with a prophecy by the three witches warning Macbeth of his ultimate “fate.” Even as his fate is predicted, Macbeth is the willing pursuant of choices that lead to his own downfall. The play illustrates the traditional Shakespearean themes of ambition, fate, deception and treachery. The play is a must-see for theatre and history enthusiasts alike.
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