On Stage

Every academic year, the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University educates its students and entertains the local community through main stage productions and concerts, student-organized productions and other special events. 

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2022-2023 Main Stage Season

The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to present:

  • Corktown, or Through the Valley of Dry Bones
    by Jeff Augustin
    Directed by Courtney Brown

  • Head Over Heels
    Songs by The Go-Go's
    Based upon The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
    Conceived and Original Book by Jeff Whitty
    Adapted by James Magruder
    Directed by Amy Fritsche

  • Dance '22: Shifting Landscapes
    Artistic Director: Barbara Allegra Verlezza

  • Urinetown
    Music by Mark Hollmann
    Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
    Book by Greg Kotis
    Directed by Roe Green Visiting Director Danny George

  • BFA Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival
    Faculty Director: Barbara Allegra Verlezza

  • Kent Dance Ensemble 2023
    Artistic Director: Catherine Meredith

  • Somewhere
    By Marisela Treviño Orta
    Directed by Fabio Polanco

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Black Box Series

In addition to the School of Theatre and Dance's main stage production season, students produce, direct, perform in and design productions every semester as part of the Black Box Series. Past student productions include On the Town, A Sondheim Celebration, Dr. Faustus, The Little Prince, Beyond Therapy, and A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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