School of Theatre and Dance

School of Theatre and Dance

Roe Green School of Theatre and Dance alumna and "fairy godmother" Roe Green received the Theatre Forward Leadership Award on April 3 in New York at the organization's annual Chairman's Awards Gala.  The Gala supports Theatre Forward's philanthropic mission to advance American theaters and communities through various initiatives. Roe Green is an arts...

Nikki Long Broadway performer and former Radio City Rockette Nikki Long will visit the School of Theatre and Dance on April 28 and 29 to present a series of master classes and workshops. In addition to her time as a Rockette, Ms. Long was an original cast member and dance captain for the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin, a cast member of the Broadway...

Macbeth Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. The production is directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco and runs Fri., April 21 through Sun., April 30 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and...

School of Theatre and Dance

2017 Musical Theatre Showcase Class Kent, OH – Twelve senior musical theatre students students from Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance will perform in New York on March 28, 2017 for industry professionals. The annual Musical Theatre Showcase allows graduating students planning on moving to New York City after commencement the opportunity to perform for...

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...