Students receive College of the Arts Flash Grant to Stage "Tell-Tale Heart"
Theatre students David Holland, Devin Gallo and Stewart Blackwood were awarded a College of the Arts Flash Grant this Spring to produce an adaptation of "The Tell Tale Heart" as part of the School's Black Box Series.
"The Tell Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allen Poe and adapted for the stage by Gerald P. Murphy. This production incorporated music and original choreography into the classic gothic horror story where the main character, Lucas, details his murder of another man while attempting to convince himself of his sanity.
"The Tell Tale Heart" was directed by Holland, with scenic design and technical direction by Gallo and sound design by Blackwood.
The production team also included stage manager Emma Burns, assistant director Mara Schoch, costume designer Stephanie Dottavio, lighting designer Devin Powell, choreographer William Tipton and scenic artist Kelly Sherlock.
The School's Black Box Series features 5-6 productions every year that are entirely student produced, directed, designed and performed.
The Flash Grant is open to College of the Arts students from Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, or Fashion, as long as the team is comprised of students working in different genres, either in another school in the College of the Arts or another unit across campus. The team's project manager must be an undergraduate student on the Kent Campus who is currently enrolled in a major within the College of the Arts. More information on Flash Grants can be found at http://www.kent.edu/artscollege/flash-grants.
The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Catherine Meredith, welcomes professional dancer and choreographer Lisa Viola to Kent State as a guest artist Feb. 6-10, 2023. During her residency, Lisa Viola will collaborate with the members of the Kent Dance Ensemble on a work that will appear in the March 24-25, 2023 Kent Dance Ensemble concert.
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell
Kent State University’s School of Theater and Dance is continuing is 2022-2023 season with the production of "Urinetown" running February 24 through March 5.
Experience Dance at Kent State
Dance and learn from Kent State University dance faculty during the Open Master Classes event Sunday, Jan. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. on the Kent Campus!
We're inviting high school-aged dancers at the intermediate/advanced level to spend the day taking two free master classes (Ballet and Modern) led by KSU faculty. You will also spend the day:
Watching the prestigious Kent State Dance Ensemble perform repertoire from their 2022-23 season