School of Theatre and Dance

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...

Kent Dance Ensemble promotional image for woMENtum Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2018-2019 production season with Kent Dance Ensemble: woMENtum. The concert will be presented in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. The concert series runs Fri., April 5 and Sat., April 6 at...

Professor Kimberly Karpanty Professor of Dance Kimberly Karpanty is one of four recipients of a Fidelity Scholarship to attend the Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE) annual meeting in April 2019. Karpanty, currently on faculty improvement leave, is spending the Spring 2019 semester studying, choreographing, and performing in Europe. In addition to her attendance...

Gregory King    Assistant professor of dance Gregory King, is commissioned to set original work on the dancers of Georgian Court University. Mr. King will be in residence at Central and South Jersey's only Catholic University, from February 18-22, 2019 where he will choreograph an original piece for their spring concert. He will also teach a community master...

B.F.A. Dance Performance Senior performs in concert. Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2018-2019 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: “(Re) Imagine, (Re) Create, (Re) Make.” The concert will be presented in the Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent,...