2021-2022 Main Stage Season

The School of Theatre and Dance proudly presents its Main Stage Season each year as a primary learning environment for students and for the entertainment of the Kent State and surrounding communities.

2021-2022 Season

Collage of images and title 365 days 365 plays

365 Days/365 Plays

By Suzan-Lori Parks

Directed by Courtney Brown

October 7-13, 2021

This production will feature a selection of entries from Parks’ acclaimed anthology of 365 separate plays which she wrote over the course of one calendar year. 

Chaining Zero

Chaining Zero

Book by John Moauro and Griffin Parsons
Music and Lyrics by Justin Halpin and Jeffrey James

Directed by Terri Kent

November 5 – 14, 2021


Dance '21: Love Stories

Dance '21: Love Stories

Artistic Director: Jeffrey Marc Rockland

December 3-5, 2021

This concert features original choreography by members of Kent State University’s dance faculty and Israeli Guest Artist Rina Badash, and performances by dance majors and minors.

Freaky Friday

Disney's Freaky Friday

Book by Bridget Carpenter, Music by Tom Kitt, Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Based on the Novel "Freaky Friday" by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films

Directed by Eric van Baars

February 25 - March 6, 2022

Freaky Friday explores what happens when an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies and have just one day to put things right again.

BFA Senior Dance candidate

B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert / Student Dance Festival

Faculty Director: Barbara Allegra Verlezza

March 18-20, 2022

Join B.F.A. Dance Performance candidates and current dance majors and minors for an evening of choreography and performance.

Kent Dance Ensemble: No Permission Needed

Kent Dance Ensemble: No Permission Needed

Artistic Directed by Gregory King

April 8-10, 2022

Join the Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State University's pre-professional dance company, for an evening of choreography by acclaimed guest artists and performance by Kent State dance students. 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by JaMeeka Holloway
2021-2022 Roe Green Visiting Director

April 22 – May 1, 2022