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School of Theatre and Dance

A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.


Calling Ohio Artists, Writers, Performers and Makers for the Kent Creativity Festival!


The 2018-2019 season concludes with the Roe Green Visiting Director Series presentation of the world premiere of Ron West's "Any Resemblance," running April 19-28 in Wright-Curtis Theatre. 

"Relationship Deli," a short film written by and starring Kaitlyn Black, an alumna of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance, will be featured in the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

The 2018-2019 season continues with Kent Dance Ensemble: woMENtum. The concert will be presented in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. The concert series runs Fri., April 5 and Sat., April 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., April 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Professor of Dance Kimberly Karpanty is one of four recipients of a Fidelity Scholarship to attend the Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE) annual meeting in April 2019. Karpanty, currently on faculty improvement leave, is spending the Spring 2019 semester studying, choreographing, and performing in Europe.

Assistant professor of dance Gregory King is commissioned to set original work on the dancers of Georgian Court University in February.

Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2018-2019 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: “(Re) Imagine, (Re) Create, (Re) Make.” The concert runs March 15-17 in Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre.

Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to be the recipient of multiple honors for achievements during the 2018 Season.

This year, Porthouse Theatre was recognized with awards in multiple categories by Cleveland SCENE magazine, the Cleveland Jewish News, and the Cleveland Critics Circle.

Each semester, the School of Theatre and Dance hosts Dance @ Kent, a day for prospective students to learn more about Kent State's dance program. Open to high school students, Dance @ Kent participants spend the day taking college level dance classes, learning about auditioning for a college dance program, and interacting with faculty and current students. Students can expect to participate in ballet, contemporary, musical theatre dance, dance and conditioning, and dance technology courses.