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...

College of Education, Health and Human Services

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...

Theatre students perform Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is ranked #50 on Study.com's list of Best Theatre Bachelor's Degree programs in the United States. In addition to this national ranking, the School of Theatre and Dance is one of only two theatre programs from the state of Ohio on the list. In its rankings, Study.com assesses hundreds of...

Student rehearsing with the New Music Ensemble Kent, Ohio — New Music at Kent State joins with partners from the Wick Poetry Center and Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance to present a special concert fusing poetry, dance and music. The program, hosted by the Glauser School of Music, celebrates and highlights the music of Black musicians and...

Aerial photo of Porthouse Theatre We are thrilled to announce that Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre, will hold a full season of live theatre during the summer of 2021.  The 2021 season is designed with coronavirus-related restrictions and precautions in mind and will feature productions of Quilters, BKLYN, and Altar Boyz, all of which...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Image of theatre and stage with red seats and a curtain across the stage Over the span of 20 years, Yuko Kurahashi, Ph.D, professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University, spent much of her time observing, researching and studying the life of Ping Chong. This research has been brought together in a book describing Ping Chong's contributions as an artist. Located in...

Image of theatre and stage with red seats and a curtain across the stage Jakyung Seo, associate professor of lighting design, recently served as the artistic director of the Global Women Performing Arts Festival in South Korea. The Festival took place from September 9-13, 2020 both on-site in South Korea as well as virtually, focusing on the themes of "Talk and Move" and "Change the World." The Festival is organized by...

BJ Tindal and Joey Contreras During the Fall 2020 semester, the School of Theatre and Dance welcomes playwright B.J. Tindal and musical theatre songwriter Joey Contreras as Roe Green Visiting Artists. As the School moves its Fall 2020 mainstage productions to a virtual format, Tindal and Contreras have spent the semester in "virtual residency" working with faculty staff and...

BJ Tindal and Joey Contreras The School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 mainstage productions will soon be available to view on a screen near you. Throughout the semester, School of Theatre and Dance students, faculty, and staff have worked to find innovative and creative ways to bring performance and design to life amidst a global pandemic, taking choreography and...