School of Theatre and Dance

Tamara HonestyKent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome Tamara Honesty to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Scenic Design beginning in the Fall of 2016. 

Kerry Jo BauerKent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome Kerry Jo Bauer to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Costume Technology beginning in Fall 2016. Previously, Bauer was an adjunct faculty member with the School of Theatre and Dance as well as the school's cutter and draper.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance welcomes MamLuft&Co to Kent State Sept. 9-12. The dance company, founded by Cincinnati-based dancer Jeanne Mam-Luft, is the 2016-2017 Armstrong Family Visiting Artist and will set a piece of choreogrpahy on the Kent Dance Ensemble as well as teach a master class with dance students. 

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with “Irena’s Vow,” a drama by Dan Gordon that is based on the life of Irena Gut Opdyke. The production runs Fri., Oct. 14 through Sun., Oct. 23 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University announces its 2016-2017 season, including a play based on a true story of remarkable courage, Shakespeare and Sondheim classics, and concerts highlighting faculty and student choreography.

Two Kent State School of Theatre and Dance faculty members and one graduate assistant represented Kent State on the global stage this August. Assistant Professor Amy Fritsche, Assistant Professor Courtney Brown, and graduate student Jess Tanner traveled to England and Scotland for the world premiere of "Best Intentions," a new play written by Catie O'Keefe and produced by the Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company. 

Spend the day at Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance and discover how you can study theatre in college. Attendees will participate in classes and sessions on theatre performance and production including musical theatre, acting, and design and technology.

FALL 2017 DATES

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
REGISTER FOR DISCOVER THEATRE DAY

Relive one of the greatest movie musicals on the Porthouse stage

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, concludes its 48th season with “Footloose.”

Collaboration with Columbus’ CATCO brings the music of a legend to the Porthouse stage 

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, continues its 48th season with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The production is presented in collaboration between CATCO and Porthouse Theatre.

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.”

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