School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance welcomes Lionel Walsh to Kent State Sun., Feb. 25 and Mon., Feb. 26 for a two-day residency in the Michael Chekhov Technique.

The workshop will be held each day from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts. Attendance is free. 

Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis. In order to participate you must register by clicking the link below and adding your name to the list. Dress to move and be prepared to work in bare or sock feet. Dancers are highly encouraged to attend.

Lauren Anderson, former principal dancer with the Houston Ballet, will visit Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance on Friday, February 23 to present a master class. 

Tamara L. Honesty, assistant professor of scenic design, was recently re-elected to the board of directors of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

The School of Theatre and Dance will welcome Colin Connor, the artistic director of the Limón Dance Company for a master class this Sunday, February 4. The class doubles as an audition for the Limón Dance Company's summer intensive that will be held at Kent State in July 2018.

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Library and the School of Theatre and Dance, Kent State University is hosting a portion of the United States' 2015 Prague Quadrennial exhibit. The exhibit will be on display in the Performing Arts Library in the Center for the Performing Arts through April 5, 2018.

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome its fourth guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, L. Taylor Ashton, the weekend of January 19-21. Ashton is an alumna of the Kent Dance Ensemble and of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance.

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "All Shook Up." The production is directed by assistant professor Amy Fritsche and runs Fri., Feb. 23 through Sun., March 4 in E. Turner Stump Theatre. 

Opening night, Feb. 23, is SOLD OUT.

Three School of Theatre and Dance students were awarded Flash Grants by Kent State's College of the Arts for projects taking place during the Spring 2018 semester.

Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to be recognized by the Cleveland Critics' Circle for achievements during its 2017 Season.

The annual Cleveland Critics Circle Theater Awards, released on December 18, 2017, awarded Porthouse Theatre's production of "Newsies" honors in the categories of Best Musical, Best Director of a Musical, Best Music Direction, and Best Choreography. Porthouse was also recognized for Superior Achievement in several other categories.

Porthouse Theatre's production of Disney's "Newsies," an area premiere, was recognized as 2017's Best Musical production.

Dance major and Kent Dance Ensemble member Austin Coats will perform "Vital Grace," a solo choreographed by Gregory King, at the International Association of Blacks in Dance conference in Los Angeles, California in January 2018.