School of Theatre and Dance News

Jakyung Seo, associate professor of lighting design, recently served as the artistic director of the Global Women Performing Arts Festival in South Korea. The Festival took place from September 9-13, 2020 both on-site in South Korea as well as virtually, focusing on the themes of...
BJ Tindal and Joey Contreras
During the Fall 2020 semester, the School of Theatre and Dance welcomes playwright B.J. Tindal and musical theatre songwriter Joey Contreras as Roe Green Visiting Artists.
The School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 mainstage productions will soon be available to view on a screen near you. Throughout the semester, School of Theatre and Dance students, faculty, and staff have worked to find innovative and creative ways to bring performance and desig...
Fall picture from Porthouse and photo of Terri Kent
October November 1, 2020 Dear Porthouse Friends and Family, I wish I was greeting you from the stage at the theatre rather than in a letter.  Unfortunately, we are at the whim of this virus, and at the mercy of our great scientists as they search for a safe and effective vaccine....
Roe Green
School of Theatre and Dance alumna and "fairy godmother" Roe Green was honored on Oct. 29 with a special Cleveland Arts Prize for her contributions to the arts in Northeast Ohio.
Hate has no home here: A message from the School director
The School of Theatre and Dance shares the pain and outrage expressed by so many regarding the ongoing acts of racism on our campus, in our community, and throughout the world. Together as artists, we are committed to be catalysts of Inclusion and Change. While we look to the  un...
Gregory King
Congratulations to assistant professor Gregory King on being awarded a See Chicago Dance Critical Writing Fellowship. The inaugural See Chicago Dance Fellowship existed in collaborated with dance scholars and writers in South Africa and the U.K. around the JOMBA! Contemporary Dan...
Michelle Souza
Congratulations to School of Theatre and Dance assistant professor of costume design Michelle Souza on the publication of her essay "Revolutionary Costume Pedagogy" on HowlRound Theatre Commons.
Words are powerful, but action transforms lives: A Statement of Action from the School of Theatre and Dance
Words are powerful, but action transforms lives.  In difficult times, words are often where we turn first. But words are not enough, because they are meaningless without action. And that action begins now.
Kristine Haag and Jeff Richmond
Two Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumni, Kristine Haag and Jeff Richmond, are nominated for Television Academy 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.