Kent State Faculty Across the Pond

Professors premiere new work in England and Scotland

Two Kent State School of Theatre and Dance faculty members and one graduate assistant represented Kent State on the global stage this August. Assistant Professor Amy Fritsche, Assistant Professor Courtney Brown, and graduate student Jess Tanner traveled to England and Scotland for the world premiere of "Best Intentions," a new play written by Catie O'Keefe and produced by the Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company. Assistant professor Nicholas Drashner served as sound designer. "Best Intentions" stars Fritsche and Tanner and is directed by Brown, brings together two of Shakespeare's most underestimated female characters and seeks to unravel intimate memories and reconcile the failure of sincere actions. The production was staged Aug. 2-6 at The Bread and Roses Theatre in London and Aug. 8-13 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

In addition to appearing in "Best Intentions" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Fritsche and Tanner were also involved in another production at the festival, "Alice and the Dream Child," which Fritsche directed and Tanner performed in.

For more information about "Best Intentions," visit

POSTED: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 03:23 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2023 10:38 PM