Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series
Since 2001, the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series has presented guest artists respected in the field of theatre, dance, visual arts, music and architecture including such noted artists as Tony award-winners Stephen Schwartz, the composer of "Wicked," "Into the Woods" and more; "Next to Normal" actress Alice Ripley; the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet; postmodern minimalist artist Richard Tuttle; artists and fashion designers Ruben and Isabel Toledo; the internationally acclaimed dance company, Ballet Florida; and actor, dancer and arts advocate Ben Vereen and the Limon Dance Group, just to name a few.
The Schroth series was established by Cecile Draime and her late husband, Max, of Warren, Ohio, to honor their dear friend Thomas Schroth (1922-1997). A noted regional architect, Schroth designed the Butler Institute of Art’s Trumbull museum in Howland, as well as numerous other award-winning projects. Thomas Schroth spent his life in Niles, Ohio, as a prominent architect and inveterate collaborator in the artistic life of the Mahoning Valley and Northeast Ohio. A world traveler, he saw human creativity as a window framing human experience. The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series brings diverse views through that window to the Kent campus and community.
The events are always free and open to the public.
2020-2021 Schroth Series
The College of the Arts is proud to continue the acclaimed Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series this year with virtual presentations dedicated to the College's commitment to celebrating diversity within the Arts.
All presentations are held via Zoom.
Tiffany Rea Fisher
Artistic Director, Elisa Monte Dance
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Assistant Professor and Head of Acting, University of North Carolina – Charlotte Department of Theatre
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Fashion and Costume Designer
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Actress and Director
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Darnell Jamal Lisby
Fashion Historian and Curator
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Executive Artistic Director, Actors Theatre of Louisville
Thursday, April 29, 2021