Travesty Dance Group, under the direction of professor Kimberly Karpanty, and Antaeus Dance, under the direction of assistant professor Joan Meggitt, will present an evening of engaging and evocative dance, theatre, film and music during the opening weekend of Cleveland Public Theatre's 2017 DanceWorks series.
Choreographed by Karpanty and Meggitt, "Taking the Fall" is an evening-length collection of original work that explores resilience, sacrifice and acceptance and pays homage to those who keep us safe, demand our honesty and serve as models for integrity and right action.
Broadway performer and former Radio City Rockette Nikki Long will visit the School of Theatre and Dance on April 28 and 29 to present a series of master classes and workshops. In addition to her time as a Rockette, Ms. Long was an original cast member and dance captain for the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin, a cast member of the Broadway production and the national tour of The Lion King, and the national tour of Spamalot.
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.
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).
Pan-African Theatre Ensemble presents spring production of "Venus" by Suzan Lori-Parks
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.