School of Theatre and Dance

Dance students perform in the fall 2014 dance concert. Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2015-2016 season with “Dance ’15: Moving Parts,” a concert of diverse premieres by dance faculty members, including a piece by new dance division coordinator Jeffrey Marc Rockland. “Dance ’15: Moving Parts” runs Dec. 4-6 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, Center...

Dance students perform in the fall 2014 dance concert. They brought their passion and gift of music 2,500 miles from Colombia, South America to Kent State University. Together, the four chamber music graduate students from the School of Music in Kent State’s College of the Arts, make up the Tierradentro String Quartet. They are part of a growing number of international students on campus – now...

School of Theatre and Dance

Musical Theatre students portray Daisy and Violet Hilton in "Side Show" (Photo by Matt Unger) Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues it 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-nominated musical “Side Show.” The production runs Fri., Nov. 6 through Sun., Nov. 15 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. For tickets call...

Hairspray, 2015 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 48th season with productions of “Sister Act,” “Ring of Fire,” and “Footloose.” Directed by Porthouse executive producer Eric van Baars, “Sister Act” opens June 17 and runs...

The Servant of Two Masters Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University begins it 2015-2016 season with Carlo Goldoni’s classic comedy “The Servant of Two Masters.” The production is directed and adapted by this year’s Roe Green Visiting Director Tracy Young and runs Fri., Oct. 9 through Sun., Oct. 18 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the...

Porthouse Theatre Kent, OH – Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s summer professional theatre, recently held its inaugural Porthouse International Academy. Sixteen students and one faculty member from South Korea’s SangMyung University participated in the comprehensive theatre experience. During the three-week long academy, running July 12 - Aug. 3,...

Porthouse Theatre Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is happy to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Rockland as dance division coordinator and associate professor of dance. Rockland comes to Kent State from Tucson, Arizona, where he served as full-time dance faculty for Tucson Magnet High School for Arts and Sciences, was dance...

Dylan Ratell makes Broadway debut in Chicago Kent, OH – School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Dylan Ratell made his Broadway debut June 1 in "Chicago" at New York's Ambassador Theatre. Ratell, a 2014 graduate of Kent State's musical theatre program, portrayed Mary Sunshine in the national tour of the production this spring. Following his Broadway debut, Ratell joined the production's...

Students in London Students from the School of Theatre and Dance, the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, School of Art and the College of Communication and Information studied abroad in London in March 2015. During the week-long trip, students learned about London's various arts and theatre offerings. They visited theatres, museums, galleries, and other...

Students in London 47th season features productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray” Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 47th season with productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray.” Directed by Sean...