School of Theatre and Dance News

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 6:14pm
The School of Theatre and Dance shares the pain and outrage expressed by so many regarding the ongoing acts of racism on our campus, in our community, and throughout the world. Together as artists, we are committed to be catalysts of Inclusion and Change. While we look to the  un...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 1:06am
Congratulations to assistant professor Gregory King on being awarded a See Chicago Dance Critical Writing Fellowship. The inaugural See Chicago Dance Fellowship existed in collaborated with dance scholars and writers in South Africa and the U.K. around the JOMBA! Contemporary Dan...
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 3:33pm
Words are powerful, but action transforms lives.  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.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 4:37pm
Two Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumni are nominated for Television Academy 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards. Kristine Haag, a 2003 B.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology graduate, is nominated in the Outstanding Contemporary Costumes category for her work as assist...
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 11:52am
Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King recently organized "Dancing in Solidarity," a peaceful and socially distanced protest in downtown Kent supporting #BlackLivesMatter. The event was dedicated to the centering the voices of Black women, particularly Black trans women. 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:45am
In a video message to students, School of Theatre and Dance Director Eric van Baars provides an update on the upcoming Fall semester and the status of the 2020-2021 Mainstage production season.  Safety, flexibility, and innovation will drive the School of Theatre and Dance's Fall...
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 2:24pm
In an incredibly moving and important essay for ThINKingDANCE, assistant professor of dance Gregory King calls on us all to reject silence and inaction in the face of racial injustice.
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 3:25pm
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce that Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Tamara L. Honesty and seven students are nominated for a 2020 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Award for t...
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:06pm
Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Eric van Baars, director of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, an associate professor, and executive producer for the Porthouse Theatre, who offers an inspirational pep talk to all of us confined at home.
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:35am
Kent State Junior Theater Studies Major Kelly Harper is the winner of the $2,500 Activism and Advocacy Scholarship established to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop.

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