School of Theatre and Dance News

Gregory King speaks at Dancing in Solidarity protest
Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King recently organized "Dancing in Solidarity," a peaceful and socially distanced protest in downtown Kent supporting #BlackLivesMatter. The event was dedicated to the centering the voices of Black women, particularly Black trans women. 
In a video message to students, School of Theatre and Dance Director Eric van Baars provides an update on the upcoming Fall semester and the status of the 2020-2021 Mainstage production season.  Safety, flexibility, and innovation will drive the School of Theatre and Dance's Fall...
Assistant professor Gregory King
In an incredibly moving and important essay for ThINKingDANCE, assistant professor of dance Gregory King calls on us all to reject silence and inaction in the face of racial injustice.
Scenic Design class – 2020 Emmy nomination
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce that Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Tamara L. Honesty and seven students are nominated for a 2020 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Award for t...
Eric van Baars performs the role of Harold Hill in the Porthouse Theatre's production of "The Music Man."
Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Eric van Baars, director of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, an associate professor, and executive producer for the Porthouse Theatre, who offers an inspirational pep talk to all of us confined at home.
headshot of Kelly Harper
Kent State Junior Theater Studies Major Kelly Harper is the winner of the $2,500 Activism and Advocacy Scholarship established to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop.
May 4 Voices Radio Play
In conjunction with Kent State University's 50th Anniversary Commemoration of May 4, the School of Theatre and Dance is proud to have multiple students, faculty, and alumni involved in the newly recorded version of David Hassler's play, "May 4th Voices."
Roe Green Center
In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kent State University has suspended all in-person classes and university sponsored events, both on-campus and off-campus, through the end of th...
The Ailey School will offer an audition for their summer intensive.
The Ailey School, the educational component of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will be at Kent State on Sat., March 14 to audition students for the Ailey School's summer intensive program. Lakey Evans-Pena, Horton faculty and Ailey/Fordham Student Dancers' Rehearsal Direc...