School of Theatre and Dance News

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...
The CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Class of 2024 in Christopher Chen's PASSAGE. Photo by Nathan Henry.
School of Theatre and Dance MFA lighting design and technology student Jaemin Park is working as a guest lighting designer for the production of "Passage" at Cleveland Play House,  under the mentorship of Jakyung C. Seo, associate professor of lighting design.
Kent Dance Ensemble: No Permission Needed
Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2021-2022 production season with the Kent Dance Ensemble: No Permission Needed. The concert will be presented in the E. Turner Stump Theatre located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Dr...
Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance professor Tamara L. Honesty is putting audiences into the world of Grouch Marx through her set design for "Frank Ferrante’s Groucho," a filmed version of the long-running stage comedy show "An Evening With Groucho Marx."
The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce that the Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of associate professor Gregory King, was chosen for the American College Dance Association's (ACDA) East-Central Conference GALA concert for the fourth consecutive y...