At Kent State University, we encourage you to discover your potential, make bold choices and recognize your ability to define success on your terms.
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.
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.
Kent Dance Ensemble 2023 Concert "Collective Impressions" Brings a Sense of Community
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2022-2023 production season with the 2023 Kent State Dance Ensemble Collective Impressions. The concert will be presented in E. Turner Stump Theatre Fri., March 24 through Sat., March. 25, 2023.
School of Theatre and Dance Announces 2023-2024 Season
The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce its 2023-2024 season: "PASSAGE," "Cabaret (1998 version)," the Fall Faculty Dance Concert, "Rent," Kent Dance Ensemble Concert, and "Everybody."
The World Premiere of the musical "The Land of Oz" is part of Dobama Theatre’s 2022/23 mainstage season. This production includes alumni and faculty from Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance. The production is currently running through December 31, 2022 at Dobama, Cleveland’s Off-Broadway Theatre.
Kent State Dance Students Highlight New Dance Works in “Dance '22: Shifting Landscapes”
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continued its 2022-2023 production season with the Dance '22: Shifting Landscapes.
Tony Hardin to Join Kent State as Director of the School of Theatre and Dance
After a national search, the School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce the appointment of scenic, projection and lighting designer Tony Hardin as its new director. Hardin most recently served as associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Yuko Kurahashi Receives 2021-2022 President's Faculty Excellence Award
The School of Theatre and Dance congratulates faculty member Dr. Yuko Kurahashi as a recipient of Kent State University's 2021-2022 President's Faculty Excellence Award!
School of Theatre and Dance Ranked in Top 50 of Best Theatre Bachelor's Degrees by Study.com
Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is ranked #50 on Study.com's list of Best Theatre Bachelor's Degree programs in the United States. In addition to this national ranking, the School of Theatre and Dance is one of only two theatre programs from the state of Ohio on the list. In its rankings, Study.com assesses hundreds of universities across the country and selected Kent State University based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, and more.
Our Commitment to Anti-Racism
Words are powerful, but action transforms lives. This principle guides the School of Theatre and Dance as we confirm our commitment to be actively anti-racist in all that we do. 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.Read Our Statement of Action Learn More about the CARE Committee Anti-Racism and Equity Resource Repository
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.