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When you enter the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, you will be embraced for who you are and surrounded by a community that supports your individual potential. Dedicated to creative excellence, we will provide opportunities that will challenge you to develop your meaningful purpose. Our comprehensive programs are rooted in a professional culture that inspires you to train for the dynamic disciplines of theatre and dance as you transform your passion into your profession.
The School of Theatre and Dance Presents "Urinetown" Feb. 24 -Mar. 5, 2023
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell
Kent State University’s School of Theater and Dance is continuing is 2022-2023 season with the production of "Urinetown" running February 24 through March 5.
The World Premiere of the musical "The Land of Oz" is part of Dobama Theatre’s 2022/23 mainstage season. This production includes alumni and faculty from Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance. The production is currently running through December 31, 2022 at Dobama, Cleveland’s Off-Broadway Theatre.
Kent State Dance Students Highlight New Dance Works in “Dance '22: Shifting Landscapes”
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continued its 2022-2023 production season with the Dance '22: Shifting Landscapes.
Tony Hardin to Join Kent State as Director of the School of Theatre and Dance
After a national search, the School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce the appointment of scenic, projection and lighting designer Tony Hardin as its new director. Hardin most recently served as associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Yuko Kurahashi Receives 2021-2022 President's Faculty Excellence Award
The School of Theatre and Dance congratulates faculty member Dr. Yuko Kurahashi as a recipient of Kent State University's 2021-2022 President's Faculty Excellence Award!
Faculty Members Contribute to Success of the 2022 USITT Conference
School of Theatre and Dance faculty members Tamara L. Honesty, associate professor of scenic design, Michelle Hunt Souza, assistant professor of costume design, Grace Cochran Keenan, assistant professor of costume technology, and Jakyung C. Seo, associate professor of lighting design recently made significant contributions at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) annual conference in Baltimore, one of the largest theatre conferences in the country.
Kent Dance Ensemble Chosen for the 2022 ACDA East-Central Conference Gala Concert
The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce that the Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of associate professor Gregory King, was chosen for the American College Dance Association's (ACDA) East-Central Conference GALA concert for the fourth consecutive year of in person ACDA conferences.
School of Theatre and Dance Ranked in Top 50 of Best Theatre Bachelor's Degrees by Study.com
Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is ranked #50 on Study.com's list of Best Theatre Bachelor's Degree programs in the United States. In addition to this national ranking, the School of Theatre and Dance is one of only two theatre programs from the state of Ohio on the list. In its rankings, Study.com assesses hundreds of universities across the country and selected Kent State University based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, and more.
Our Commitment to Anti-Racism
Words are powerful, but action transforms lives. This principle guides the School of Theatre and Dance as we confirm our commitment to be actively anti-racist in all that we do. In difficult times, words are often where we turn first. But words are not enough, because they are meaningless without action. And that action begins now.
The traditional people this land belongs to include the Nations of the Delaware, Miami, Mingo, Ottawa, Shawnee, Wyandot and Cayuga. This land acknowledgement pays respect to the traditions, ancestors and to the contemporary cultural and spiritual practices of Native Americans. Please take a moment to consider the legacies of violence, displacement that have removed Native Americans from their land.