School of Theatre and Dance

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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Dr. 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.  

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...

Tamara L. Honesty, School of Theatre and Dance assistant professor of scenic design, and several students took part in a collaboration between Kent State University and the Opera di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy to create “Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy, to New York, New York,”  on display at the Ellis Island National Museum of...

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 52nd season during the summer of 2020 with "Little Shop of Horrors," "BKLYN the Musical," and "West Side Story." Directed by Porthouse producing artistic director Terri Kent, "Little Shop of...

School of Theatre and Dance

Kent State University alumni Brian Michael Smith, a 2005 graduate with a B.S. in T.V. and Film Programming and a Minor in Theatre, is making television history as the first black transgender man to be featured as a series regular in a broadast network show.  This week, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Smith will join the cast of Fox's 911:...

The School of Theatre and Dance’s Design, Technology, and Production program has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the top 30 programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. In our ranking, On Stage highlights faculty member Jakyung Seo, associate professor of lighting design, whose credits include Steppenwolf and Congo Square Theatre...

The School of Theatre and Dance's Latin/x in Theatre student organization will present a staged reading of María Irene Fornés' "Manual for a Desperate Crossing" as part Celebrando Fornés, an initiative honoring the work of the noted late Cuban American playwright. The reading will take place on Sat., Oct. 5 at 2:00 p.m. in Erdmann-Zucchero...

The work of a School of Theatre and Dance faculty member at Kent State University is featured in a new Hollywood blockbuster. Assistant Professor of Costume Technology Kerry Jo Bauer served as a costumer for Netflix and the Jim Henson Company’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” which premiered this month exclusively on Netflix.  ...

Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance announces the world premiere of the ballet "Cohen" as part of Dance '19: Dynamic Fusion, running Nov. 22-24, 2019.  Directed by associate professor Jeffrey Marc Rockland, "Cohen" is a ballet tribute to the late Leonard Cohen featuring Canadian folk singer Batsheva in an arrangement by legendary...