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When you enter the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, you will be embraced for who you are and surrounded by a community that supports your individual potential. Dedicated to creative excellence, we will provide opportunities that will challenge you to develop your meaningful purpose. Our comprehensive programs are rooted in a professional culture that inspires you to train for the dynamic disciplines of theatre and dance as you transform your passion into your profession.
Featured News and Events
“525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?” These lyrics will fill the E. Turner Stump Theatre this weekend as the run of “Rent” finishes up on Sun, Feb. 25. Amy Fritsche, associate professor of acting and musical theater and director of “Rent” for Kent State, walked alongside students performing in the show from start to finish to ensure their first performance of the Spring semester was a hit.
The School of Theatre and Dance Presents Rent, Feb. 16-25
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is continuing its 2023-2024 season with "Rent" running February 16 through 25 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for Performing Arts.
Explore the School of Theatre and Dance
Prospective students are encouraged to visit the School of Theatre and Dance for a tour or attend a visit day to become familiar with the School's offerings and meet with faculty and current students.
Upcoming events include: Dance @KentState Master Classes, Design Tech Open House, Discover Theatre and Dance Days, our Summer Dance Intensive and other summer study opportunities.
2023 Theatre Awards put the School of Theatre and Dance and Porthouse Theatre in the Spotlight
Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce that students and faculty were recognized for their work over the past year.
Regional Dance Conference Gives Students and Faculty the Opportunity to Grow
The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce that the Kent Dance Ensemble (KDE), under the artistic direction of assistant professor of dance Catherine Meredith, was chosen for the American College Dance Association's (ACDA) East-Central Conference GALA concert for the fifth consecutive year of in-person ACDA conferences.
The traditional people this land belongs to include the Nations of the Delaware, Miami, Mingo, Ottawa, Shawnee, Wyandot and Cayuga. This land acknowledgement pays respect to the traditions, ancestors and to the contemporary cultural and spiritual practices of Native Americans. Please take a moment to consider the legacies of violence, displacement that have removed Native Americans from their land.