College of the Arts

When new musical "Mean Girls" makes its debut at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 31, it will include two Kent State University alumni amongst its company: composer Jeff Richmond and cast member Tee Boyich. Following its run in Washington, D.C., Mean Girls will open on Broadway in March 2018.

Faculty member Jakyung Seo is a recipient of Kent State University's 2017 President's Excellence Award. The award, established in 2015, recognizes faculty excellence on a national and international level. 

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "Little Women: The Broadway Musical." The production is directed by professor and Porthouse Theatre producing artistic director Terri Kent and runs Fri., Nov. 3 through Sun., Nov. 12 in E. Turner Stump Theatre.

School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Dylan Ratell, who graduated in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, is appearing on Season 7 of Sweden's reality television program "Allt För Sverige" (The Great Swedish Adventure).

Associate professor Fabio Polanco performs this weekend in The Musical Theater Project's "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': The Impact of OKLAHOMA" at the Stocker Arts Center and PlayhouseSquare's Ohio Theatre. The multi-media concert is a celebration of the iconic musical on the eve of its 75th anniversary.

Kent State Chorale to present their fall concert

Assistant Professor in Foundations, Mahwish Chishty has been included in a second exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London. She also had a solo exhibition at the museum last year.  Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 will feature more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

Peter Christian Johnson, Assistant Professor and head of Ceramics, won first place in the Sculptural category for his work “Little Gidding” at the 2017 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics.  The Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics is the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere and boasts a Best-of-Show award of $20,000.

Jonas Sebura, professor in Sculpture has an exhibition opening at the Holding House in Detroit along with his collaborative partner, Alex Gartelmann.

Three Kent State University School of Art faculty members are being featured in the exhibition Soft Geometries, curated by Andrea Myers, professor of art at the Stark Campus. The exhibit of works by seven artists at Hammond Harkins Galleries is in celebration of the gallery’s 20th Anniversary.

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