School of Theatre and Dance

Gregory King performs in "Cloud of Whiteness" Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King and adjunct Dance faculty member Megan Young have collaborated on a new work entitled "Cloud of Whiteness," an interactive sculpture, environment and performance piece that explores racism and resistance in our current political climate.  Conceived, directed and designed by Young, King performs the piece...

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Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance Professor Tamara L. Honesty showcases a model for the set she would help create for the premiere of Family Ties, based on the television show of the same name. Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance Professor Tamara L. Honesty helped to bring a beloved 1980s television series to the stage in the Human Race Theatre Company's world premiere production of Family Ties. Honesty served as scenic designer for the production, which ran from June 1-25 at Human Race's venue in Dayton, Ohio,...

2017 Senior Class of School of Theatre and Dance The School of Theatre and Dance celebrated the culmination of the 2016-2017 academic year on Saturday, May 6 with the School's annual banquet, planned and sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega.  During the evening's event, the School of Theatre and Dance announced that the following students had received scholarships and awards:  School Scholarships and...

Tamara Honesty poses in the School of Theatre and Dance Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance professor Tamara L. Honesty is helping bring a beloved 1980s television series to the stage in the Human Race Theatre Company's world premiere production of "Family Ties." Honesty serves as scenic designer for the production which runs June 1-25 at Human Race's venue in Dayton, OH and continues the...

Kent Dance Ensemble Kent, OH – The Kent Dance Ensemble, the School of Theatre and Dance's pre-professional dance company, will perform their annual concert on June 3, 2017 in a special performance with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas. The concert, titled "Music and Dance," features compositions by Leonard...

Newsies Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will close its 49th season with the area premiere of "Disney's Newsies." Directed by producing artistic director Terri Kent, “Newsies” opens July 28 and runs through August 13. A preview performance will...

The cast of Ain Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will continue its 49th season with a production of "Ain't Misbehavin'." Directed by Porthouse executive producer Eric van Baars, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” opens July 7 and runs through July 22. A preview...

The cast of Ain "What the Health! Does Health Care" is a Theatre for Social Justice stage play developed by the Theatre and Social Change (TASC) class, 2017 Spring Semester, at Kent State University, Dr. Daniel Raymond Nadon, instructor. Production Team Manager, Destiny Kaznoch (PreMed/Bio-Chemistry major; Theatre Management minor) explains, "As a group we hope...

Taking the Fall Travesty Dance Group, under the direction of professor Kimberly Karpanty, and Antaeus Dance, under the direction of assistant professor Joan Meggitt, will present an evening of engaging and evocative dance, theatre, film and music during the opening weekend of Cleveland Public Theatre's 2017 DanceWorks series. Choreographed by Karpanty and...

Porthouse Theatre

Courtney Brown, Amy Fritsche, and Erin Diroll star in Porthouse Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 49th season with a production of “9 to 5." Directed by Porthouse producing artistic director Terri Kent, “9 to 5” opens June 16 and runs through July 1. A preview performance will take...