School of Theatre and Dance

You can conduct the KSU Orchestra The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event! The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the City of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, September 28 from 11 am – 5 pm on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent...

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You can conduct the KSU OrchestraDr. Angela Ridgel, an associate professor of exercise science and physiology, and Joan Meggitt, an associate professor of dance, conducted a joint research project, "Optimizing dance interventions for people with Parkinson’s disease and healthy older adults”. Read more on Record-Courier.  

Screen Printing at the Kent Creativity Festival! A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.   The City of Kent and Kent State University join forces again to present the third annual “Kent Creativity Festival” on Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln...

Screen Printing at the Kent Creativity Festival! Jakyung Seo, associate professor of lighting design, recently served as the artistic director of the Global Women Performing Arts Festival in South Korea. The Festival took place from September 9-13, 2020 both on-site in South Korea as well as virtually, focusing on the themes of "Talk and Move" and "Change the World." The Festival is organized by...

BJ Tindal and Joey Contreras During the Fall 2020 semester, the School of Theatre and Dance welcomes playwright B.J. Tindal and musical theatre songwriter Joey Contreras as Roe Green Visiting Artists. As the School moves its Fall 2020 mainstage productions to a virtual format, Tindal and Contreras have spent the semester in "virtual residency" working with faculty staff and...

BJ Tindal and Joey Contreras The School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 mainstage productions will soon be available to view on a screen near you. Throughout the semester, School of Theatre and Dance students, faculty, and staff have worked to find innovative and creative ways to bring performance and design to life amidst a global pandemic, taking choreography and...

Hate has no home here: A message from the School director Dear Community, The School of Theatre and Dance shares the pain and outrage expressed by so many regarding the ongoing acts of racism on our campus, in our community, and throughout the world. Together as artists, we are committed to be catalysts of Inclusion and Change. While we look to the  university community at large to provide additional...

Gregory King Congratulations to assistant professor Gregory King on being awarded a See Chicago Dance Critical Writing Fellowship. When selected for the program, King was applauded for his “background and expertise, familiarity with various genres of dance and performance, and geographic and cultural diversity.” The inaugural See Chicago Dance Fellowship...

Words are powerful, but action transforms lives: A Statement of Action from the School of Theatre and Dance Words are powerful, but action transforms lives.  In difficult times, words are often where we turn first. We make statements of solidarity and condolence. We express our sympathy, frustration, and outrage. We listen to the words of others, gaining insight from voices whose experiences are different from our own. We ask questions. We call for...

Kristine Haag and Jeff Richmond Two Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumni are nominated for Television Academy 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.  Kristine Haag, a 2003 B.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology graduate, is nominated in the Outstanding Contemporary Costumes category for her work as assistant costume designer on Netflix's hit series Grace and...