School of Theatre and Dance

Fabio Polanco in Jane Eyre. Photo courtesy of Cleveland Musical Theatre Associate professor of Theatre Fabio Polanco is set to perform in Cleveland Musical Theatre's (CMT) world premiere production of "Jane Eyre," Aug. 31 – Sept. 9 at  Tri-C East's Simon Rose Mandel Theatre. Polanco, a member of Actors' Equity Association, portrays Richard Mason. The production, a revision of the Tony Award nominated original...

Kent Dance Ensemble Performs Aftermath by Catherine Meredith The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will once again perform at Playhouse Square's Dance Showcase on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. This annual performance, now in its 18th year, showcases Northeast Ohio's finest dance companies in a vast array of dance styles. Last year, the Kent Dance Ensemble shared the...

GPX of Blossoming Gala Evening to include Grammy-nominated, Tony-winning performers and significant modernist artist  Kent State University’s School of Art, School of Theatre and Dance and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music all have one thing in common: professional summer programs that stemmed from a partnership in 1968 with the Cleveland Musical Arts Association,...

Blossoming Gala: Celebrating the 50-year Legacy of Kent Blossom The Kent State University Schools of Art, School of Theatre & Dance and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music all have one thing in common - professional summer programs which stemmed from a partnership in 1968 with the Cleveland Musical Arts Association, the parent company of The Cleveland Orchestra and...

Roe Green, the affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students. The affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students. donation The Roe Green Foundation has given $2.2 million for support of The Roe Green Visiting Director Series within Kent State’s School of Theatre and...

Roe Green, the affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students The affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students. The Roe Green Foundation has given $2.2 million for support of The Roe Green Visiting Director Series within Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance. The...

Roe Green, the affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students. The affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students. The Roe Green Foundation has given $2.2 million for support of The Roe Green Visiting Director Series within Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance. The...

Gregory King. Photo by Megan Young Assistant Professor of Dance and Kent Dance Ensemble artistic director Gregory King will present at Open Engagement, an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art, on May 12, 2018 at the Queens Museum in New York.  King will present his and...

Natural Shocks Faculty from the School of Theatre and Dance will present a world premiere reading of Lauren Gunderson's "Natural Shocks" on Thurs., April 19 as part of a national activism campaign against gun violence. The reading, taking place at 7:00 p.m. in Room 306 of the Kent Student Center, is co-presented by Kent State's Center for the Study of Gender and...

The School of Theatre and Dance closes the 2017-2018 season with "Hedda Gabler" Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University closes its 2017-2018 season with a contemporary take on the Henrik Ibsen classic "Hedda Gabler." The production is presented through the Roe Green Visiting Director Series and runs Fri., April 20 through Sun., April 29 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green...