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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.


The School of Theatre and Dance's M.F.A. in Acting for the Returning Professional program was recently recognized as one of the "5 Most Underrated MFA Acting Programs" by OnStage Blog. 

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 51st season during the summer of 2019 with "Man of La Mancha," "Tintypes," and "The Music Man."

School of Theatre and Dance professor Kimberly Karpanty will perform a self-choreographed solo work, MONSOON, at Cleveland Public Theatre's annual DanceWorks series of contemporary dance. MONSOON is produced by Karpanty's dance company, Travesty Dance Group.

Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King has been named a Provost Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for 2019-2020 by Provost Todd Diacon and Vice President of DEI Alfreda Brown.

Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King has been accepted into National Arts Strategies' 2019 Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. King is one of 101 arts leaders accepted into the 2019 cohort. The 2019 class is comprised of participants from 3 countries, 31 states and the District of Columbia, and is the largest in the program’s history.

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.