2022-2023 Season Selection

Your Voice Matters. 

Help the School of Theatre and Dance plan for the 2021-2022 mainstage season by suggesting titles that you want to see on stage at Kent State! The Season Selection committee is currently accepting titles for consideration.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Keep In Mind

  • It’s the school’s mission to have 50% of the works be from playwrights/creators of color.

  • It’s the school’s mission to increasing equity and decentralizing whiteness in our production offerings.

  • Please be mindful of the make-up of the student body in relation to production needs.

  • We are looking for student readers. If you are interested, email Amy Fritsche at afritsch@kent.edu or Karl Erdmann at kerdmann@kent.edu

How to Submit Title Ideas

Fill Out the Form

Filling out the Season Selection Form is easy! And we only want to know a few things:

1. What is the title of the show?
2. Is it a straight play or a musical?
3. Why do you want to see this show on stage at Kent State?

Access the Season Selection Form

Reply to Us or Retweet Us on Twitter

Reply or retweet any of our Tweets at @KSUTheatreDance that discuss or mention 2022-2023 Season Selection or DM us with your suggestions. We'll fill out the form for you and make sure your suggestion makes it on the list!

Comment, Reply, or Message Us on Instagram

Comment on one of our Season Selection Instagram posts, reply to an Instagram Story, or message us with your suggestions at @ksutheatredance. We'll fill out the form for you and make sure your suggestion makes it on the list!

What Comes Next?

After the December 1, 2021 deadline, the Season Selection committee will get to work to craft the 2022-2023 season.

The Season Selection Committee

The committee is comprised of School of Theatre and Dance faculty, staff, and students:

Karl Erdmann
Amy Fritsche (Fall 2021)

Faculty/Staff Members:
Jennifer Black
Courtney Brown
Terri Kent
Steven Pauna
Fabio Polanco
Michelle Souza

Grad Students:
Eve Krueger
John Rawlings
Brian Seckfort

Undergraduate Students:
Dakota Michael
Jenna Jamison
Hannah Hall
Collin Geter


The Process

Review Submissions

The Committee will review all submissions and make preliminary determinations regarding the feasibility of titles. For example, if a suggested title doesn't exist or the rights to produce the show are not available, it will be removed from consideration.

Read and Research

All remaining titles will be read and researched and the committee will consider the following (in no particular order):

  1. If the show is a good fit for the needs of the students of the School of Theatre and Dance, both in terms of performance and design technology.
  2. If the rights to produce the show can be secured for the desired dates.
  3. If the show can realistically be produced with the time and resources available. 

Updating the List

As determinations/eliminations are made, the Submission List on the School of Theatre and Dance website will be updated. (See list below).

2022-2023 Season Submissions List

Last updated December 1, 2021

Title Type Status
Rent Musical  
Spring Awakening Musical  
The Theory of Relativity Play  
Come From Away Musical  
Urinetown Musical  
Sunday in the Park With George Musical  
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Musical  
First Date Musical  
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Play  
Pippin Musical  
Something Rotten Musical  
Beetlejuice Musical  
Rabbit Hole Play  
Love in hate nation Musical  
Fun Home Musical  
Hairspray Musical  
Girl of Glass by Jennifer Kokai Play  
She Loves Me Musical  
Deluge by Riley French Play  
Bright Star Musical  
Wonderland Musical  
Pirated! Musical  
The Plain Princess Musical  
The Threepenny Opera Musical  
Leading Ladies Play  
Bare Musical  
Paint Night Play  
American Idiot Musical  
Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play Play  
Evil Dead Musical  
Fiddler on the Roof Musical  
The Wolves Play  
If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka Play  
The Late Wedding Play  
Passage Play  
Anna in the Tropics Play  
Corktown, or Through the Valley of Dry Bones Play  
Electricidad by Luis Alfara Play  
Scotland, PA Musical  
The Secret Life of Bees Musical  
The Tale of Despereaux the Musical Musical  
Monstersongs the Musical Musical  
Bella: an American Tall Tale Musical  
Casablan, by playwright Yigal Mossinson Play  
Shrek Musical  
Ragtime Musical  
Once Musical  
The Secret Garden Musical  
The Drowsy Chaperone Musical  
Kinky Boots Musical  
Runaways Musical  
The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin Musical  
A My Name is Alice Musical  
Once Upon a Mattress Musical  
The Will Rogers Follies Musical  
Hands on a Hardbody Musical  
Dead Man's Cell Phone Play  
The Producers Musical  
Groundhog Day Musical  
The Visit by Durrenmatt Play  
A Bronx Tale Musical  
Rocky Horror Musical  
Chicago Musical  
Young Frankenstein Musical  
Someone Like Me by Roy Chen Play  
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Musical  
Metagame Musical  
Doubt: A Parable Play  
Into the Woods Musical  
Tangled Musical  
Sueño by Jose Rivera Play  
The Book of Magdalene by Caridad Svich Play  
Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarías Play  
School Girls or, The African Mean Girls by Jocelyn Bioh Play  
Describe the Night by Rajiv Joseph Play  
A Midsummer Night's Dream Play  
Macbeth Play  
Coriolanus Play  
Romeo and Juliet Play  
Twelfth Night Play  
Titus Andronicus Play  
Julius Caesar Play  
The Who's Tommy Musical  
Sister Act Musical  
Footloose Musical  
Legally Blonde Musical  
Big Fish Musical  
Crazy For You Musical  
Head Over Heels Musical  
Hamlet Play  
Catch Me If You Can Musical  
Othello Play  
Singing in the Rain Musical  
Gypsy Musical  
Mamma Mia! Musical  
King Lear Play  
Much Ado About Nothing Play  
The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez Play  
Richard III Play  
Henry V Play  
Antony and Cleopatra Play  
Wild Party Musical  
The Pajama Game Musical