School of Theatre and Dance

Assistant professor Gregory King Assistant professor of dance Gregory King has been appointed to the staff of The International Association of Blacks in Dance. He will serve as the Creative Communications Coordinator. King's appointment coincides with the association's administrative expansion in advance of its 30th anniversary. Read the Press Release The International...

Kent Dance Ensemble welcomes guest artist Jamal White The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome its first guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, Jamal White, September 9-12.  While in residence at the School of Theatre and Dance, White will set a piece on the Kent Dance Ensemble. About Jamal White: Jamal White (Birmingham, AL) was raised in Atlanta, GA...

Kent Dance Ensemble hosts Broadway Voices Benefit The Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State University's pre-professional dance company, will host "Broadway Voices," a concert benefitting the Ensemble, on Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature appearances by some of Broadway's most talented performers, including Marcus Paul James, Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Sophia Nicole, and Cinda Ramseur. ...

Everyone Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University will launch "Everyone's Story Matters": A Kent State StoryCorps Project on Mon., Sept. 11 to coincide with the upcoming production of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel.  Inspired by the message Intimate Apparel and the belief that "everyone's story matters," the School of...

Intimate Apparel Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University opens its 2017-2018 season with Lynn Nottage's acclaimed play "Intimate Apparel." The production is directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco and runs Fri., Oct. 6 through Sun., Oct. 15 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre...

Strange Invisible Perfume – Kent Dance Ensemble The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will perform "Strange Invisible Perfume" at Playhouse Square's 17th annual Dance Showcase on Friday, September 8. The piece, choreographed by King, was performed in March at the School of Theatre and Dance's 2017 B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert.  The 17th Annual Dance Showcase,...

Gregory King An article by assistant professor of dance Gregory King was recently selected to be included in a new resource guide, Art Became the Oxygen: A Guide to Artistic Response, published by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture. Professor King's article, written for ThINKinDANCE as a response to the Dancing for Justice Philadelphia event and later...

The School of Theatre and Dance will present an exciting 2017-2018 season. Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University announces its 2017-2018 season, featuring works with strong female protagonists, exceptional original choreography and outstanding designs and performances. The 2017-2018 season opens Oct. 6-15, 2017 with Lynn Nottage’s acclaimed “Intimate Apparel.” Directed by associate...

Photo of Porthouse Theatre sign Kent, OH – Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre, was awarded a $23,615 sustainability grant by the Ohio Arts Council during the body's summer board meeting on July 19. The grant helps Porthouse Theatre provide high quality theatre and arts education to the Northeast Ohio community. Specifically, the grant...

Photo of Porthouse Theatre sign Bill Auld, associate professor of Theatre at Kent State Tuscarawas, leant his flying skills to MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" this past spring to help twin recording artists SiAngie make an epic entrance to their 16th birthday party. Auld flew to Philadelphia where he was responsible for flying the twin sisters in on two LED-lit "clouds" as they made...