School of Theatre and Dance

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...

Kerry Jo Bauer working on The Dark Crystal 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.  ...

Kerry Jo Bauer working on The Dark Crystal 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...

Yoshito Sakuraba The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome guest artist Yoshito Sakuraba to Kent State for a residency Sept. 19-23, 2019. During his residency, Sakuraba will set a piece on members of the Kent Dance Ensemble which will then be performed at KDE's annual concert in April. He is founding artistic director of...

Kerry Jo Bauer working on The Dark Crystal 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.  ...

Dance Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2019-2020 season with "Dance '19: Dynamic Fusion," the school's annual faculty dance concert which features the world premiere of the new ballet "Cohen." The concert runs Nov. 22-24, 2019 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre...

The cast of Hair The School of Theatre and Dance's 2019-2020 season, designed to coincide with Kent State University's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 4, continues with a production of the Tony Award-winning tribal love-rock musical Hair. Directed by professor Terri Kent and choreographed by guest artist Martín Céspedes, Kent State's production of...

The Hunchback of Seville  Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance opens its 2019-2020 season with a production of Charise Castro Smith's historical comedy "The Hunchback of Seville." The production runs Oct. 3-9, 2019 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.    For tickets call...

The Hunchback of Seville  Designed to coincide with the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of May 4, Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance will present a compelling and profound season of plays, musicals, and choreography rooted in the themes of politics, protest, power, peace, and the paths we take as we navigate a tumultuous world.  The season opens...

Gregory King and Chris Coles Video.MOV School of Theatre and Dance faculty member Gregory King and Hugh A. Glauser School of Music faculty member Chris Coles collaborate on “Nine Lives,” a forty (40) minute work in memory of the victims of the Charleston church shooting. Inspired by the Charleston church shooting in 2015, “Nine...