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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.

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.

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