School of Theatre and Dance

BFA Musical Theatre students perform in Little Women The School of Theatre and Dance’s BFA Musical Theatre program has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the top 25 programs for the 2018-2019 academic year. In our ranking at #18, On Stage highlights Kent State's multi-faceted program which focuses on developing students' skills in music, theatre, and dance. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in...

BFA Musical Theatre students perform in Little Women Professor Kimberly Karpanty's professional dance company Travesty Dance Group will perform at Playhouse Square's Dance Showcase on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. This annual performance, now in its 18th year, showcases Northeast Ohio's finest dance companies in a vast array of dance styles.  Travesty Dance Group will perform “the tongue...

Assistant Professor Gregory King Congratulations to assistant professor of dance and Kent Dance Ensemble artistic director Gregory King who has been recognized by Kent State's University College and Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with the 2018 Creative Contribution Award. The Outstanding Creative Contribution Award is given annually and recognizes an...

Tammy Honesty Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance professor Tamara L. Honesty is helping bring one of Major League Baseball's most notable controversies to life in the Human Race Theatre Company's world premiere production of "Banned from Baseball," written by Patricia O'Hara and directed by Margarett Perry. Honesty serves as scenic designer for...

Matti-Lynn Chrisman stars in 2018 Beauty, brains, poise and talent were on full display at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio, on June 16 where Kent State University student Matti-Lynn Chrisman bested 19 other beauty queens to win the crown and title of Miss Ohio 2018. Ms. Chrisman follows in the footsteps of former Kent State...

Assistant Professor Gregory King School of Theatre and Dance assistant professor Gregory King has been selected for the San Francisco Public Library's SHOW US YOUR SPINES residency. The 1-month residency program provides an opportunity for Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) writers to work with the Hormel Center LGBT archives around a specific queer theme and then...

School of Theatre and Dance

Lighting Design Student Works in Stump Theatre The School of Theatre and Dance’s BFA Design, Technology, and Production program has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the top 25 programs for the 2018-2019 academic year. In our ranking at #18, On Stage highlights Kent State’s Erdmann-Zucchero Black Box Theatre and the annual Black Box Series of student produced works. The...

Fabio Polanco in Jane Eyre. Photo courtesy of Cleveland Musical Theatre Associate professor of Theatre Fabio Polanco is set to perform in Cleveland Musical Theatre's (CMT) world premiere production of "Jane Eyre," Aug. 31 – Sept. 9 at  Tri-C East's Simon Rose Mandel Theatre. Polanco, a member of Actors' Equity Association, portrays Richard Mason. The production, a revision of the Tony Award nominated original...

Kent Dance Ensemble Performs Aftermath by Catherine Meredith The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will once again perform at Playhouse Square's Dance Showcase on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. This annual performance, now in its 18th year, showcases Northeast Ohio's finest dance companies in a vast array of dance styles. Last year, the Kent Dance Ensemble shared the...

GPX of Blossoming Gala Evening to include Grammy-nominated, Tony-winning performers and significant modernist artist  Kent State University’s School of Art, School of Theatre and Dance and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music all have one thing in common: professional summer programs that stemmed from a partnership in 1968 with the Cleveland Musical Arts Association,...