School of Theatre and Dance

In March, more than a dozen School of Theatre and Dance alumni performed in a special concert held at Manhattan's famed Feinstein's/54 Below. The concert was organized by alumni John Moauro and Andrew Morton and featured alumni from the last 20 years.                                                          ...

The School season concludes with William Inge Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University concludes it 2015-2016 season with William Inge’s dramatic comedy “Bus Stop.” The production runs Fri., April 22 through Sun., May 1 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. For tickets call 330-672-ARTS...

Student Theatre Festival The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the 2016 Student Theatre Festival running April 8-10, 2016. The annual festival is entirely directed, performed and designed by students. Student Theatre Festival takes place in Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH. Performances are at 8 p.m....

Porthouse Theatre presents Footloose Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will conclude its 48th season with “Footloose.” Directed by Porthouse producing artistic director Terri Kent, “Footloose” opens July 29 and runs through August 14. A preview performance will take place...

Porthouse opens 2016 season with Sister Act Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.” Directed by Porthouse executive producer Eric van Baars, “Sister Act” opens June 17 and runs through July 2. A preview performance...

Porthouse opens 2016 season with Sister Act Harriet Tubman, a single woman with the valor, not only to save herself, but to consciously put herself in danger to do the same for others. With empowerment, strength, intelligence,defiance, faith, and determination in her heart she has become a hero to our nation; not because she is superhuman, but because she helped preserve humanity.  On...

Ken Howard Kent, OH – Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is saddened to learn of the passing of alumnus and SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard. Ken Howard graduated from Kent State University in 1999 with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting as the School of Theatre and Dance's first returning professional. "Ken Howard's passion to return to...

The Kent Dance Ensemble performs in concert. Kent, Ohio - Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the Kent Dance Ensemble’s annual main stage concert Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre located in the Center for Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.   For tickets call...

BFA Dance Candidates pose on Kent Campus Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance will continue its 2015-2016 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: WE16HTLESS. The concert runs March 11-13, 2016 in the Erdmann-Zucchero (EZ) Black Box Theatre located at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts. The concert...

MFA Acting Candidate Jim Bray performs in "Side Show" The School of Theatre and Dance is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 for its Master of Fine Arts in Acting for the Returning Professional.  The program's intensive 2 year curriculum allows MFA candidates to earn credit through professional experience and provides opportunities for teaching and mentorship. Teaching assistantships are...