School of Theatre and Dance News

Kent State Dance students perform
Join current dance students and members of Kent State University's Dance faculty for an informative roundtable discussion on Kent State's Dance programs on Sunday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom 
Kent State University's Black Theatre Association is celebrating Black History Month throughout February with two different projects, currently being shared through the organization's Instagram account (@BTAKentState). The first project, "Black Excellence Spotlight," will featur...
Think Outside the Black Box Series
Each semester, the School of Theatre and Dance's Black Box Series presents a collection of student produced works. These productions are provide students with opportunities to direct, write, perform, stage manage, and design existing and original works in a laboratory environment...
Equity in the Arts panel
The School of Theatre and Dance CARE (Community, Anti-Racism, and Equity) Committee presents "Equity in the Arts: How To Move Beyond the Language of Inclusion," a panel discussion on the need for increased awareness in creating a more equitable environment in the arts, on Wednesd...
Joey Contreras
Award-winning songwriter Joey Contreras, a 2020-2021 Roe Green Visiting Artist, will present a virtual Songwriting Master Class on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Contreras will share his knowledge and experiences while offering guidance to help you build confidence a...
Tiffany Rea-Fisher
The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, welcomes guest artist Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Artistic Director of Elisa Monte Dance, to Kent State for a virtual dance residency during fall 2020. During her residency, Rea-Fisher will collaborate with the member...
Yuko Kurahashi
Congratulations to professor Yuko Kurahashi, Ph.D. on her receipt of Kent State University's 2020 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award for her exceptional contribution to theatre scholarship and research. 
In Pieces
Directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco, music directed by associate professor Jennifer Korecki, and with book, music, and lyrics by Joey Contreras, In Pieces is a contemporary musical about the unpredictable journey of our romantic lives. Set in modern day New York City, J...
The Zoom Play That Has A Title
Conceived and created with the cast and production team, written by B.J. Tindal, and directed by associate professor Amy Fritsche, The Zoom Play That Has A Title is a timely and visceral look at our 2020 experience.
Dance 2020
Under the artistic direction of associate professor Dance Division coordinator Jeffrey Marc Rockland, Dance 20/20: Virtual Vision is a versatile concert featuring choreography by Kent State faculty members Jennifer Black, Theresa Holland, Samuel McIntosh, Catherine Meredith, Jeff...

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