School of Theatre and Dance

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...

Porthouse Theatre Announces 2017 Season Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 49th season with productions of “9 to 5,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “Newsies.” Directed by Porthouse producing artistic director Terri Kent, “9 to 5” opens June 16 and runs...

Marc Blitzstein and Original 1937 Cast of The Cradle Will Rock (The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music) Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University opens its 2016-2017 season with a concert version of “The Cradle Will Rock,” the legendary 1937 play in music by Marc Bltizstein. The production is a collaboration with The Musical Theater Project and will be performed Sun., Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre,...

New Theatre and Dance Faculty The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome three new faculty members to its faculty, filling positions in Costume Technology, Scenic Design, and Dance. Kerry Jo Bauer joins the faculty as Assistant Professor of Costume Technology. Previously, Bauer was an adjunct faculty member with the School of Theatre and Dance as well as the...

New Theatre and Dance Faculty Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome Gregory King to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Dance beginning in Fall 2016. A professional dancer, choreographer, educator and writer, King brings a prestigious record of training, performance and choreography to Kent State. King began his dance training at the Washington...

New Theatre and Dance Faculty Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome Tamara Honesty to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Scenic Design beginning in the Fall of 2016.  A native Ohioan, Honesty holds a B.A. in Theatre from Wilmington College and an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from West Virginia University. Honesty joins Kent State after two years as...

New Theatre and Dance Faculty Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome Kerry Jo Bauer to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Costume Technology beginning in Fall 2016. Previously, Bauer was an adjunct faculty member with the School of Theatre and Dance as well as the school's cutter and draper. Bauer will also serve as an assistant professor in Kent...