School of Theatre and Dance

Robert Barnett The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to welcome Robert Barnett, former soloist with New York City Ballet and Artistic Director Emeritus of Atlanta Ballet, to Kent State for a three-day residency March 1-3, 2018 that includes lectures and master classes for Kent Students as well as a special workshop open to the greater dance community. On...

Houston Ballet dancer Lauren Anderson Lauren Anderson, former principal dancer with the Houston Ballet, will visit Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance on Friday, February 23 to present a master class.  The master class will be held from 1:10 - 2:50 p.m. in Studio D123, Center for the Performing Arts, Kent, OH. Lauren Anderson danced with Houston Ballet from 1983 to...

Assistant Professor Tamara L. Honesty Tamara L. Honesty, assistant professor of scenic design, was recently re-elected to the board of directors of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). Honesty's current term ends in 2018. Her new term will run through 2021. Founded in 1960, USITT promotes dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design...

Colin Connor – Limon Dance The School of Theatre and Dance will welcome Colin Connor, the artistic director of the Limón Dance Company for a master class this Sunday, February 4. The master class features sessions on Limón Technique and Limón Repertoire followed by a short Q & A session with Connor. The class doubles as an audition for the Limón Dance Company's...

Colin Connor – Limon Dance Sponsored by the Performing Arts Library and the School of Theatre and Dance, Kent State University is hosting a portion of the United States' 2015 Prague Quadrennial exhibit. The exhibit will be on display in the Performing Arts Library in the Center for the Performing Arts through April 5, 2018. Since 1972, the United States has been...

L. Taylor Ashton The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome its fourth guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, L. Taylor Ashton, the weekend of January 19-21. Ashton is an alumna of the Kent Dance Ensemble and of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance. During her residency, Ashton will will set a piece on the...

All Shook Up Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "All Shook Up." The production is directed by assistant professor Amy Fritsche and runs Fri., Feb. 23 through Sun., March 4 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the...

All Shook Up Three School of Theatre and Dance students were awarded Flash Grants by Kent State's College of the Arts for projects taking place during the Spring 2018 semester. The College of the Arts provides Flash Grants for undergraduate student art, design, research and creative projects. The grant is open to students from any discipline in the College of...

The cast of Porthouse Theatre Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to be recognized by the Cleveland Critics' Circle for achievements during its 2017 Season. The annual Cleveland Critics Circle Theater Awards, released on December 18, 2017, awarded Porthouse Theatre's production of "Newsies" honors in the categories of Best Musical, Best Director of a Musical, Best Music Direction,...

A dance student performs original choreography by Gregory King Dance major and Kent Dance Ensemble member Austin Coats will perform "Vital Grace," a solo choreographed by assistant professor of Dance and Kent Dance Ensemble artistic director Gregory King at the International Association of Blacks in Dance conference. The conference will take place at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, California...