School of Theatre and Dance

Students Hannah Graham, Chase Drought, and Cullen Motak Kent, OH – Students from Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance were recognized for accomplishments in stage management and lighting design at the 2015 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) convention held March 4-8 in Chattanooga, TN. Stage management students Cullen Motak and Hannah Graham competed in the Stage Management...

Students Hannah Graham, Chase Drought, and Cullen Motak Students and alumni of the School of Theatre and Dance's musical theatre program will perform at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on Fri., March 27, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. The one time only concert, "A Night With Kent State University," celebrates the School of Theatre and Dance's musical theatre program. Participants include alumni Elizabeth...

Students Hannah Graham, Chase Drought, and Cullen Motak Matti Chrisman, a sophomore in the School of Theatre and Dance's Musical Theatre program, was crowned Miss South East Ohio on Feb. 21, 2015.  Chrisman competed in five phases of competition to secure her title including private interview, swimsuit, evening gown, on stage question and talent. For the talent portion of the competition, Chrisman...

Students Hannah Graham, Chase Drought, and Cullen Motak School of Theatre and Dance alumna Therese "Tee" Boyich, who graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Musical Theatre, is the featured female vocalist in the theme song of the new Netflix original series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Since the series' debut on March 6, the theme song has been called "perfect" by Wired and widely praised as a viral hit by...

Students Hannah Graham, Chase Drought, and Cullen Motak Alumnus Dylan Ratell, a 2014 graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre, has joined the national Equity tour of Chicago The Musical  in the role of Mary Sunshine. Ratell previously portrayed Mary Sunshine in Porthouse Theatre's 2011 production of Chicago. The tour stars John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn and will perform across the United States and in...

Students Hannah Graham, Chase Drought, and Cullen Motak Since the debut of its first season on Netflix on Fri., March 6, new series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" has garnered rave reviews. Co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the show is executive produced by School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Jeff Richmond '85. In addition to his role of executive producer, Richmond composes the music for the...

Three Sister Sonata, Kent Dance Ensemble 2014 The Kent Dance Ensemble marks its 25th anniversary this year with its annual concert "Kent Dance Ensemble: 25 Years" and special alumni events. The weekend of performance and alumni celebrations will take place on Kent State University's Kent campus April 2-4, 2015. The concert, featuring choreography from the Kent Dance Ensemble's 25 year...

2015 Musical Theatre Showcase Kent, OH – Seventeen senior musical theatre students and two graduate students from Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance will perform in New York on March 24, 2015 for industry professionals. The annual Musical Theatre Showcase allows graduating students planning on moving to New York City after commencement the opportunity to perform for...

BFA Dance Performance Candidates Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance will continue its 2014-2015 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: IMPULSE. The concert will run March 13-15 in the Erdmann-Zucchero (EZ) Black Box Theatre located at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is...

BFA Dance Performance Candidates Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2014-2015 season with the production of new musical “My Heart is the Drum.” The production opens Fri., Feb. 20 and runs through Sun., March 1 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. For...