School of Theatre and Dance

You can conduct the KSU Orchestra The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event! The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the city of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts, will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s...

Gregory King    Congratulations to assistant professor of Dance Gregory King who has been appointed to a 3 year term on the OhioDance Board of Trustees.  A statewide organization, OhioDance inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance of all cultures and for all capabilities. OhioDance seeks to recognize, advocate, and communicate the...

An MFA Acting candidate performs in "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" The School of Theatre and Dance's M.F.A. in Acting for the Returning Professional program was recently recognized as one of the "5 Most Underrated MFA Acting Programs" by OnStage Blog.  In deciding its rankings, OnStage Blog considered programs' facilities, cost, faculty, admissions, curriculum, career and alumni support, and performance...

Fabio Polanco, Genni Lis Padilla, Thom Christopher Warren Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 51st season during the summer of 2019 with "Man of La Mancha," "Tintypes," and "The Music Man." Directed by Porthouse producing artistic director Terri Kent, Man of La Mancha opens June...

Kimberly Karpanty performs in MONSOON School of Theatre and Dance professor Kimberly Karpanty will perform a self-choreographed solo work, MONSOON, at Cleveland Public Theatre's annual DanceWorks series of contemporary dance. MONSOON is produced by Karpanty's dance company, Travesty Dance Group. MONSOON reveals parallels between the catastrophic storm and human experience, from...

Gregory King    Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King has been named a Provost Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for 2019-2020 by Provost Todd Diacon and Vice President of DEI Alfreda Brown. According to Kent State's Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the purpose of the Provost’s Faculty Associates for DEI is to support...

Gregory King    Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King has been accepted into National Arts Strategies' 2019 Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. King is one of 101 arts leaders accepted into the 2019 cohort. The 2019 class is comprised of participants from 3 countries, 31 states and the District of Columbia, and is the largest in the program’s...

 Kent Creativity Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019! Calling Ohio Artists, Writers, Performers and Makers for the Kent Creativity Festival!   The Kent Creativity Festival event planning committee is accepting applications to participate in the upcoming Kent Creativity Festival, to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The event draws nearly 3,000 attendees annually, and expectations are high...

Any Resemblance Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance concludes its 2018-2019 production season with the Roe Green Visiting Director Series presentation of Ron West's "Any Resemblance." The world premiere production runs April 19-28 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH...

Alumna Kaitlyn Black "Relationship Deli," a short film written by and starring Kaitlyn Black, an alumna of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance, will be featured in the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival. The four-minute film depicts a desperate woman (Kelly Vrooman) and a deli worker (Kaitlyn Black) attempting to build the perfect...