School of Theatre and Dance

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...

My Heart is the Drum, Feb. 20-March 1, and Bonnie & Clyde: In Concert, Feb. 23-25   Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2014-2015 season with the premiere of new musical “My Heart is the Drum" and the concert version of "Bonnie & Clyde." "My Heart is the Drum" opens Fri., Feb. 20 and runs through Sun., March 1. "Bonnie and Clyde: In Concert" runs Feb. 23-25, 2015. Both...

Eric van Baars as Fagin in 2014 Kent, OH – The Cleveland Critics Circle recently honored Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, with several awards for accomplishments during the 2014 season. The Cleveland Critics Circle Awards recognize outstanding Cleveland area productions, performers, directors and...

Kent, OH – Dr. Kariamu Welsh, noted African dance choreographer and scholar, will visit Kent State University on Sept. 26 through a partnership between the School of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Pan-African Studies.  Dr. Welsh will present a lecture entitled “African Dance in America: Protest Identity and Continuity” from 12 p.m....

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues it 2014-2015 season with “Hot Mikado,” a musical based on the classic Gilbert and Sullivan opera “The Mikado.” The production opens Fri. Oct. 24 and runs through Sun., Nov. 2 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre...

Kent, OH – Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumna Tracee Patterson, ’13 MFA was presented with the Ambassador Tony P. Hall Student Advocacy Award on Sept. 17 at the first annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue held at Walsh University in North Canton. The award recognizes students and universities addressing the issue of hunger in new...

Honors College students took a trip back in time to the Renaissance era to experience the works of William Shakespeare in a similar manner a playgoer during the Elizabethan era would have enjoyed. Students enrolled in an Honors course called “Shakespeare in Performance” traveled to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia from...