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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2020-2021 Main Stage Season

The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to present:

  • 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks

  • Chaining Zeroa musical with music and lyrics byJeffrey James and Justin Halpin and book by John Moauro '06 and Griffin Parsons '07

  • Dance '21: Love Stories

  • Disney's Freaky Friday, with book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

  • BFA Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival

  • Kent Dance Ensemble: No Permission Needed

  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare; directed by Roe Green Visiting Director Jameeka Holloway

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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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