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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.
School of Theatre and Dance Presents new musical "Chaining Zero," Nov. 5-14
Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2021-2022 season with the first fully staged developmental production of the new musical Chaining Zero, running Nov. 5 – 14 in E. Turner Stump Theatre.
Kent State hosts event with Native American performance artist DeLanna Studi
The School of Theatre and Dance will present an evening with Native American performance artist DeLanna Studi on Tues., Oct. 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts (1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242). Admission to this event is free and no registration or tickets are required.
JaMeeka Holloway Named 2021-2022 Roe Green Visiting Director
The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to welcome theatre artist JaMeeka Holloway as the 2021-2022 Roe Green Visiting Director. Holloway will join the School as a visiting director-in-residence in the Spring of 2022 to direct a reimagined production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
School of Theatre and Dance Announces 2021-2022 Season
The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce its 2021-2022 season: 365 Days/365 Plays, Chaining Zero, Dance '21: Love Stories, Disney's Freaky Friday, B.F.A./SDF, Kent Dance Ensemble, and Much Ado About Nothing.
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.
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.