School of Theatre and Dance

The cast of Hair The School of Theatre and Dance's 2019-2020 season, designed to coincide with Kent State University's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 4, continues with a production of the Tony Award-winning tribal love-rock musical Hair. Directed by professor Terri Kent and choreographed by guest artist Martín Céspedes, Kent State's production of...

The Hunchback of Seville  Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance opens its 2019-2020 season with a production of Charise Castro Smith's historical comedy "The Hunchback of Seville." The production runs Oct. 3-9, 2019 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.    For tickets call...

The Hunchback of Seville  Designed to coincide with the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of May 4, Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance will present a compelling and profound season of plays, musicals, and choreography rooted in the themes of politics, protest, power, peace, and the paths we take as we navigate a tumultuous world.  The season opens...

Gregory King and Chris Coles Video.MOV School of Theatre and Dance faculty member Gregory King and Hugh A. Glauser School of Music faculty member Chris Coles collaborate on “Nine Lives,” a forty (40) minute work in memory of the victims of the Charleston church shooting. Inspired by the Charleston church shooting in 2015, “Nine...

You can conduct the KSU Orchestra The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event! The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the city of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts, will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s...

Gregory King    Congratulations to assistant professor of Dance Gregory King who has been appointed to a 3 year term on the OhioDance Board of Trustees.  A statewide organization, OhioDance inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance of all cultures and for all capabilities. OhioDance seeks to recognize, advocate, and communicate the...

An MFA Acting candidate performs in "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" The School of Theatre and Dance's M.F.A. in Acting for the Returning Professional program was recently recognized as one of the "5 Most Underrated MFA Acting Programs" by OnStage Blog.  In deciding its rankings, OnStage Blog considered programs' facilities, cost, faculty, admissions, curriculum, career and alumni support, and performance...

Fabio Polanco, Genni Lis Padilla, Thom Christopher Warren Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 51st season during the summer of 2019 with "Man of La Mancha," "Tintypes," and "The Music Man." Directed by Porthouse producing artistic director Terri Kent, Man of La Mancha opens June...

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...