School of Theatre and Dance

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...

Equations on a chalkboard Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University opens its 2018-2019 season with Lauren Gunderson's "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight," running Thur., Oct. 4 through Wed., Oct. 10 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing...

Christopher Huggins and Daniel Harder The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome guest artists Christopher Huggins and Daniel Harder Sep. 30 - Oct. 7. Huggins is a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and works nationally and internationally as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Harder is a member of the Alvin...

Chantrell Lewis The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to congratulate senior B.F.A. Musical Theatre student Chantrell Lewis on receiving the Kent State University Alumni Association's 2018 Golden Flash Award.  Nominated by School of Theatre and Dance associate professor Fabio Polanco, Lewis is actively involved in the theatre program at Kent State. During...

BFA Musical Theatre students perform in Little Women The School of Theatre and Dance’s BFA Musical Theatre program has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the top 25 programs for the 2018-2019 academic year. In our ranking at #18, On Stage highlights Kent State's multi-faceted program which focuses on developing students' skills in music, theatre, and dance. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in...