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Sponsored by the Performing Arts Library and the School of Theatre and Dance, Kent State University is hosting a portion of the United States' 2015 Prague Quadrennial exhibit. The exhibit will be on display in the Performing Arts Library in the Center for the Performing Arts through April 5, 2018.

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome its fourth guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, L. Taylor Ashton, the weekend of January 19-21. Ashton is an alumna of the Kent Dance Ensemble and of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance.

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "All Shook Up." The production is directed by assistant professor Amy Fritsche and runs Fri., Feb. 23 through Sun., March 4 in E. Turner Stump Theatre. 

Opening night, Feb. 23, is SOLD OUT.

Three School of Theatre and Dance students were awarded Flash Grants by Kent State's College of the Arts for projects taking place during the Spring 2018 semester.

Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to be recognized by the Cleveland Critics' Circle for achievements during its 2017 Season.

The annual Cleveland Critics Circle Theater Awards, released on December 18, 2017, awarded Porthouse Theatre's production of "Newsies" honors in the categories of Best Musical, Best Director of a Musical, Best Music Direction, and Best Choreography. Porthouse was also recognized for Superior Achievement in several other categories.

Porthouse Theatre's production of Disney's "Newsies," an area premiere, was recognized as 2017's Best Musical production.

Dance major and Kent Dance Ensemble member Austin Coats will perform "Vital Grace," a solo choreographed by Gregory King, at the International Association of Blacks in Dance conference in Los Angeles, California in January 2018.

School of Theatre and Dance associate professor Jonathan Swoboda, a featured keyboard artist with #1 selling Christmas artist Mannheim Steamroller, performed with the group at the National Tree Lighting on the Ellipse at President's Park at the White House on Thurs., Nov. 30.

Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King and adjunct dance professor Megan Young have been invited to create one of three commissioned works for the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology's 16th Biennial Symposium at Connecticut College February 15 - 17, 2018.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "Dance '17: Mosaic." The concert is  artistic directed by associate professor Jeffrey Marc Rockland and runs Fri., Dec. 1 through Sun., Dec. 3 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome its third guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, Angela Luem, the weekend of November 2-6, 2018.

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