School of Theatre and Dance News

“Corktown” Pre-Show Discussion: Gentrification, Race, & Democracy, hosted by the Growing Democracy Project
Corktown, or Through the Valley of Dry Bones
The School of Theatre and Dance begins its 2022-2023 season with the production of "Corktown, or Through the Valley of Dry Bones," by Jeff Augustin running October 6-12, 2022 in Wright-Curtis Theatre.
La Siempreviva; Fabio Polanco
Directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco, “La Siempreviva,” by Colombian playwright Miguel Torres tells the story of the M-19 guerilla group’s November 1985 siege of the Palace of Justice and the subsequent re-siege by the Colombian army from the viewpoint of ordinary citize...
The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University and the East Meets West student organization present a special Masterclass with Laura Alonso, the internationally recognized founder of Centro Pro Danza and The Ballet Classic of Havana.  The class will be held September 4,...
The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is offering a special series of six Early Start Masterclasses Aug. 22-24, 2022 for intermediate and advanced dancers studying at Kent State as well as high school age dancers from the surrounding community.  Participants ca...
Associate Professor of Lighting Design Jakyung Seo received a grant that allowed student Bethy Winters to accompany her to South Korea this summer to work and participate in activities at Symposi:On – Seeking Wisdom in World Theatre, a global women’s festival. This event focused...
Aimee Johnson
The School of Theatre and Dance is excited to announce that Aimee Johnson will join Kent State this summer as the new Costume Shop Supervisor. 
Aerial photo of Porthouse Theatre
Kent State faculty and staff are invited to join Porthouse Theatre on Skid Row for the Saturday, June 18 performance of "Little Shop of Horrors."  All Kent State faculty and staff will be able to purchase up to 4 discounted tickets to the 8:00 p.m. performance for $30 each (a sav...
Little Shop of Horrors
Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 54th season during the summer of 2022 with "Little Shop of Horrors," "Godspell," and "West Side Story."  Directed by Porthouse...
Jeff Polunas
The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Polunas as assistant professor of Sound and Projection Design beginning in the Fall of 2022.

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