School of Theatre and Dance

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance congratulates assistant professor Amy Fritsche, assistant professor Gregory King and associate professor William Auld who have been chosen to speak at the inaugural TEDxKentState conference. The conference, sponsored by Kent State University's Undergraduate Student Government, is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce the continuation of its relationship with the world-renown Limón Dance Company. The company will once again hold a summer intensive worshhop at Kent State this summer.  

DATES

July 24 - August 11, 2017

 

The three-week long intensive for intermediate and advanced level dancers offers training in the Humphrey/Limón movement tradition and includes:

The School of Theatre and Dance welcomes Dennis Courtney as the 2016-2017 Roe Green Visiting Director. An award-winning and internationally acclaimed director/choreographer, Courtney will direct the School's production of "Kiss Me, Kate" Feb. 24 - March 5.

Mr. Courtney won the 2009 Israeli Theatre Award (TONY equivalent) for Fiddler On The Roof at the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv.

The Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State's pre-professional dance company, will take 11 members to study in Florence, Italy July 3-24, 2017.

Kent, OH – For the second consecutive year, students from the School of Theatre and Dance are travelling to Thailand for East Meets West, a performance and educational exchange between Kent State University and Rajabhat Suansunandha University. 

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with the classic Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods.” The production runs Fri., Nov. 4 through Sun., Nov. 13 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 49th season with productions of “9 to 5,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “Newsies.”

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University opens its 2016-2017 season with a concert version of “The Cradle Will Rock,” the legendary 1937 play in music by Marc Bltizstein. The production is a collaboration with The Musical Theater Project and will be performed Sun., Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome three new faculty members to its faculty, filling positions in Costume Technology, Scenic Design, and Dance.

Gregory King

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome Gregory King to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Dance beginning in Fall 2016. A professional dancer, choreographer, educator and writer, King brings a prestigious record of training, performance and choreography to Kent State.

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