School of Theatre and Dance

2017 Senior Dance students pose for a promotional photo Note: The 7:30 p.m. performance on Friday, March 17 is Sold Out. Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance will continue its 2016-2017 production season with “il· lu· mi· nate 1. to light up.,” a weekend of dance comprising two student dance concerts: the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert on Fri., March 17 and Sat., March...

Talia Cosentino (center) performs in "Irena Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce that senior B.F.A. Musical Theatre student Talia Cosentino has joined the cast of the Equity tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Matilda the Musical. “It’s an absolute dream come true,” Cosentino, a Hudson, OH native, said about being cast in the production. ...

Venus photo credit "A Pair of Broad Bottoms" KENT STATE’S AFRICAN COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS SPRING PRODUCTION OF “VENUS,” MARCH 16-19 The African Community Theatre (ACT) in the Department of Pan-African Studies (DPAS) announces the spring 2017 production of  Venus by Suzan Lori-Parks directed by D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pan-African Studies, performed...

Kiss Me, Kate Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with the classic musical “Kiss Me, Kate.” The production is directed by this year’s Roe Green Visiting Director Dennis Courtney and runs Fri., Feb. 24 through Sun., March 5 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the...

Faculty set to speak at TEDxKentState Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance congratulates assistant professor Amy Fritsche, assistant professor Gregory King and associate professor William Auld who have been chosen to speak at the inaugural TEDxKentState conference. The conference, sponsored by Kent State University's Undergraduate Student Government, is scheduled for Sat.,...

Limón Dance Company Returns to Kent State for Summer Intensive Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce the continuation of its relationship with the world-renown Limón Dance Company. The company will once again hold a summer intensive worshhop at Kent State this summer.   DATES July 24 - August 11, 2017   The three-week long intensive for intermediate and advanced...

2016-2017 Roe Green Visiting Director Dennis Courtney The School of Theatre and Dance welcomes Dennis Courtney as the 2016-2017 Roe Green Visiting Director. An award-winning and internationally acclaimed director/choreographer, Courtney will direct the School's production of "Kiss Me, Kate" Feb. 24 - March 5. Mr. Courtney won the 2009 Israeli Theatre Award (TONY equivalent) for Fiddler On The...

School of Theatre and Dance

Kent Dance Ensemble performs in concert The Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State's pre-professional dance company, will take 11 members to study in Florence, Italy July 3-24, 2017. Under the direction of KDE Artistic Director Kim Karpanty, the Ensemble will study, choreograph and perform in Florence through the 14-day intensive program OPEN FLR (http://openflr.net). OPEN FLR aligns with...

East Meets West 2017 Kent, OH – For the second consecutive year, students from the School of Theatre and Dance are travelling to Thailand for East Meets West, a performance and educational exchange between Kent State University and Rajabhat Suansunandha University.  Organized by Dance Division coordinator Jeffrey Rockland, East Meets West is a 2-week experience...

Into the Woods Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with the classic Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods.” The production runs Fri., Nov. 4 through Sun., Nov. 13 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. For tickets call...