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...

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...

Gregory King speaks at Dancing in Solidarity protest Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King recently organized "Dancing in Solidarity," a peaceful and socially distanced protest in downtown Kent supporting #BlackLivesMatter. The event was dedicated to the centering the voices of Black women, particularly Black trans women.  The joyful event, which took place in Dan Smith Community Park on July...

Gregory King speaks at Dancing in Solidarity protest In a video message to students, School of Theatre and Dance Director Eric van Baars provides an update on the upcoming Fall semester and the status of the 2020-2021 Mainstage production season.  Safety, flexibility, and innovation will drive the School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 semester when school resumes in August. The School of Theatre...

Assistant professor Gregory King   "You must say something, and after that you must do something..." In an incredibly moving and important essay for ThINKingDANCE, assistant professor of dance Gregory King calls on us all to reject silence and inaction in the face of racial injustice. The piece, titled "The Deafening Silence of Dance Organizations," is a call to action for arts...