School of Theatre and Dance

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...

Associate professor Jonathan Swoboda School of Theatre and Dance associate professor Jonathan Swoboda, a featured keyboard artist with #1 selling Christmas artist Mannheim Steamroller, performed with the group at the National Tree Lighting on the Ellipse at President's Park at the White House on Thurs., Nov. 30. Swoboda, who began playing with Mannheim Steamroller in 2006, was a...

Dance faculty members Megan Young and Gregory King Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King and adjunct dance professor Megan Young have been invited to create one of three commissioned works for the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology's 16th Biennial Symposium at Connecticut College February 15 - 17, 2018. Each commissioned work is asked to incorporate the symposium theme,...

Dance Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "Dance '17: Mosaic." The concert is  artistic directed by associate professor Jeffrey Marc Rockland and runs Fri., Dec. 1 through Sun., Dec. 3 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and...

Angela Luem The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome its third guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, Angela Luem, the weekend of November 2-6, 2018. Angela Luem received her BFA from Southern Methodist University in dance performance.  While living in New York City and worked as a pick-up dancer for Mark Dendy,...

Amy Fritsche in the Cleveland Play House Assistant professor and Performance Area coordinator Amy Fritsche is currently performing as Miep Gies in Cleveland Play House's production of "The Diary of Anne Frank." The production, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and adapted by Wendy Kesselman, runs October 21 through November 19 and is directed by Cleveland Play House's...