School of Theatre and Dance

Shaness Kemp The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome guest artist Shaness Kemp to Kent State for a residency Jan. 30 – Feb. 4, 2019. During her residency, Kemp will set a piece on members of the Kent Dance Ensemble which will then be performed at KDE's annual concert in April. Shaness Kemp is a native of Nassau,...

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2018-2019 season with "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." The musical, based on Charles Dickens' unfinished murder mystery, is directed and choreographed by associate professor Amy Fritsche and runs Feb. 22 through March 3 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the...

Dance students with guest artists from Ballet HispanicoChris Bloom and Elia Vallis from Ballet Hispanico recently visited the School of Theatre and Dance to present a Master Class with students. The guest artists led a class in contemporary ballet including rep from Ballet Hispanico's performance at Playhouse Square which took place the same weekend.   

Kimberly Karpanty, Joan Meggitt, and their film alter idem Professor of dance Kimberly Karpanty and associate professor of dance Joan Meggitt recently screened their film, alter idem, at the Phoenix Dance Film Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.  The film was chosen for eleven juried screenings at festivals in Germany, Portugal, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Sweden, China, and the United States....

Dance Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2018-2019 season with "Dance '18: TranscenDance." The concert is artistic directed by associate professor Jeffrey Marc Rockland and runs Fri., Nov. 30 through Sun., December 2 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of...

Kent Dance Ensemble    As Election Day approaches on November 6, the Kent Dance Ensemble, under the direction of artistic director Gregory King, is encouraging individuals to exercise their right to vote through the "Let Your Voice Be Heard" campaign.   For voters in the State of Ohio, information on polling locations, candidates,...

Aerial view of Porthouse 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...

Renaldo Maurice The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome guest artist Renaldo Maurice to Kent State for a residency Oct. 28 through Nov. 4, 2018. During his residency, Maurice will set a piece on members of the Kent Dance Ensemble which will then be performed at KDE's annual concert in April. Renaldo Maurice, born and...

Photo of planet Earth Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2018-2019 season with the musical "Children of Eden," running Fri., Nov. 2 through Sun., Nov. 11 in E. Turner Stump 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....

Photo of planet Earth The School of Theatre and Dance's Latinx in Theatre student organization and Cleveland-based LatinUS Theatre Company have partnered to present an evening of theatre on Sat., Oct. 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. LatinUS Theatre Company will present Miguel...