At Kent State University, we encourage you to discover your potential, make bold choices and recognize your ability to define success on your terms.
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.
School of Theatre and Dance Presents "She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms"
Written by Qui Nguyen and directed by assistant director Paul Hurley, She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms is a comedic homage "to the geek and warrior within us all" that will be performed LIVE over Zoom.
The School of Theatre and Dance Condemns Violence, Hatred and Discrimination Against Asian Community
The School of Theatre and Dance condemns incidents of violence, hatred, and discrimination against the Asian and Pacific Islander community. We grieve the tragedies of Tuesday’s horrific killings and of every incident of hate, and we are here to support our students, faculty and loved ones affected by it.
Alumna Morgan Walker Choreographs and Performs New Work in Mark DeGarmo Virtual International Arts Festival
Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumna Morgan Walker, a 2018 B.F.A. in Dance Performance graduate and full-time company member of The Dancing Wheels Company, is a featured choreographer and performer in the 2021 Mark DeGarmo Virtual International Arts Festival (VIA) on March 16 - 18, 2021. Walker's new work, "inside Outsider," will be presented Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Black Theatre Association Celebrates Black History Month With Docuseries Projects
Kent State University's Black Theatre Association is celebrating Black History Month throughout February with two different projects, currently being shared through the organization's Instagram account (@BTAKentState).
The first project, "Black Excellence Spotlight," will feature profiles celebrating black excellence and accomplishments. Curated by first year theatre students Noah Brock and Kia Render, new installments of "Black Excellence Spotlight" will be posted every Monady and Friday.
20 Year Research Project Published: The Work of Ping Chong
Over the span of 20 years, Yuko Kurahashi, professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University, spent much of her time observing, researching and studying the life of Ping Chong. This research has been brought together in a book describing Ping Chong's contributions as an artist.
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.