School of Theatre and Dance News

Ambre Emory-Maier
The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambre Emory-Maier as assistant professor of Dance beginning in the Fall of 2022.
Courtney Brown, Enemy of the People
The School of Theatre and Dance's associate professor Courtney Brown is starring in Rubber City Theatre's production of "Enemy of the People," running May 6-21, 2022. 
Tammy Honesty
At the end of this semester, we say farewell to Tamara L. Honesty, associate professor of scenic design, who departs Kent State for a new opportunity at her alma mater West Virginia University. 
Robin Ruth
After more than 30 years as the Costume Shop Supervisor for the School of Theatre and Dance and Porthouse Theatre, Robin Ruth will retire from Kent State University this summer.
Tony Hardin
After a national search, the School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce the appointment of scenic, projection and lighting designer Tony Hardin as its new director. Hardin most recently served as associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the...
Eric van Baars
After 20 years as a faculty member and eight years as director of the School of Theatre and Dance, Eric van Baars will retire from Kent State University this summer.
Dr. Yuko Kurahashi
The School of Theatre and Dance congratulates faculty member Dr. Yuko Kurahashi as a recipient of Kent State University's 2021-2022 President's Faculty Excellence Award! 
Margaret Peebles
Alumni Margaret Peebles, guest lighting designer for "Kent Dance Ensemble: No Permission Needed," gives talk in E. Turner Stump Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
The School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2021-2022 season with the production of "Much Ado About Nothing," running April 22 – May 1 in Wright-Curtis Theatre.
School of Theatre and Dance faculty members Tamara L. Honesty, associate professor of scenic design, Michelle Hunt Souza, assistant professor of costume design, Grace Cochran Keenan, assistant professor of costume technology, and Jakyung C. Seo, associate professor of lighting de...

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