School of Theatre and Dance

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.”

Harriet Tubman, a single woman with the valor, not only to save herself, but to consciously put herself in danger to do the same for others. With empowerment, strength, intelligence,defiance, faith, and determination in her heart she has become a hero to our nation; not because she is superhuman, but because she helped preserve humanity.

Kent, OH – Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is saddened to learn of the passing of alumnus and SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard.

Ken Howard graduated from Kent State University in 1999 with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting as the School of Theatre and Dance's first returning professional.

Kent, Ohio - Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the Kent Dance Ensemble’s annual main stage concert Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre located in the Center for Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.  

Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance will continue its 2015-2016 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: WE16HTLESS. The concert runs March 11-13, 2016 in the Erdmann-Zucchero (EZ) Black Box Theatre located at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is divided into two programs with Program A on March 11 at 8 p.m. and March 12 at 2 p.m. and Program B on March 12 at 8 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m.

The School of Theatre and Dance is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 for its Master of Fine Arts in Acting for the Returning Professional. 

The program's intensive 2 year curriculum allows MFA candidates to earn credit through professional experience and provides opportunities for teaching and mentorship. Teaching assistantships are available and include a full tuition waiver, stipend and subsidized health coverage.

The world-renown Limón Dance Company will hold a summer worshhop at Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance this summer. 

The three-week long intensive for intermediate and advanced level dancers offers training in the Humphrey/Limón movement tradition and includes:

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues it 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” The production runs Fri., Feb. 26 through Sun., March 6 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

In February 2016, the School of Theatre and Dance is hosting auditions for several summer dance intensive programs.

Kent, OH – Local theatre critics recently honored Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s summer professional theatre, for achievements during the theatre’s 2015 season. The theatre’s 2015 productions were recognized in multiple categories including acting, directing, musical direction, choreography, and costume and scenic design.

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