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Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. The production is directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco and runs Fri., April 21 through Sun., April 30 in Wright-Curtis 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.

Kent, OH – Twelve senior musical theatre students students from Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance will perform in New York on March 28, 2017 for industry professionals. The annual Musical Theatre Showcase allows graduating students planning on moving to New York City after commencement the opportunity to perform for prospective managers, agents and casting directors.

This year, the School of Theatre and Dance is partnering with UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television for Showcase, with each school presenting separate programs.

Note: The 7:30 p.m. performance on Friday, March 17 is Sold Out.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce that senior B.F.A. Musical Theatre student Talia Cosentino has joined the cast of the Equity tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Matilda the Musical.

“It’s an absolute dream come true,” Cosentino, a Hudson, OH native, said about being cast in the production.

Based on Roald Dahl’s acclaimed children’s novel, Matilda follows the adventures of a child prodigy with magical powers as she overcomes the difficulties of life at home and school.

KENT STATE’S AFRICAN COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS SPRING PRODUCTION OF “VENUS,” MARCH 16-19
The African Community Theatre (ACT) in the Department of Pan-African Studies (DPAS) announces the spring 2017 production of  Venus by Suzan Lori-Parks directed by D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pan-African Studies, performed by the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble (PATE).

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with the classic musical “Kiss Me, Kate.” The production is directed by this year’s Roe Green Visiting Director Dennis Courtney and runs Fri., Feb. 24 through Sun., March 5 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.

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.

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