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The Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State University's pre-professional dance company, will host "Broadway Voices," a concert benefitting the Ensemble, on Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature appearances by some of Broadway's most talented performers, including Marcus Paul James, Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Sophia Nicole, and Cinda Ramseur. Tickets are $50 per person.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University will launch "Everyone's Story Matters": A Kent State StoryCorps Project on Mon., Sept. 11 to coincide with the upcoming production of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University opens its 2017-2018 season with Lynn Nottage's acclaimed play "Intimate Apparel." The production is directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco and runs Fri., Oct. 6 through Sun., Oct. 15 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will perform "Strange Invisible Perfume" at Playhouse Square's 17th annual Dance Showcase on Friday, September 8. The piece, choreographed by King, was performed in March at the School of Theatre and Dance's 2017 B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert. 

An article by assistant professor of dance Gregory King was recently selected to be included in a new resource guide, Art Became the Oxygen: A Guide to Artistic Response, published by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University announces its 2017-2018 season, featuring works with strong female protagonists, exceptional original choreography and outstanding designs and performances.

The 2017-2018 season opens Oct. 6-15, 2017 with Lynn Nottage’s acclaimed “Intimate Apparel.” Directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco, “Intimate Apparel” is a story of love, loss, and social power in 1905 New York where African-American seamstress Esther sews her dreams and struggles into every corset she creates.

Kent, OH – Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre, was awarded a $23,615 sustainability grant by the Ohio Arts Council during the body's summer board meeting on July 19.

The grant helps Porthouse Theatre provide high quality theatre and arts education to the Northeast Ohio community. Specifically, the grant allows Porthouse to continue offering its academies for high school, college, and international students as well as community nights that provide free tickets to patrons that otherwise would not be able to attend the theatre.

Bill Auld, associate professor of Theatre at Kent State Tuscarawas, leant his flying skills to MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" this past spring to help twin recording artists SiAngie make an epic entrance to their 16th birthday party.

Auld flew to Philadelphia where he was responsible for flying the twin sisters in on two LED-lit "clouds" as they made their entrance into their lavish Sweet 16 party. The party was documented as part of MTV's hit show "My Super Sweet 16," which showcases ultra-lavish 16th birthday parties.

Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King and adjunct Dance faculty member Megan Young have collaborated on a new work entitled "Cloud of Whiteness," an interactive sculpture, environment and performance piece that explores racism and resistance in our current political climate. 

Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance Professor Tamara L. Honesty helped to bring a beloved 1980s television series to the stage in the world premiere production of Family Ties.

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