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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2023-2024 Main Stage Season

The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to present:

    By Christopher Chen
    Directed by Roe Green Visiting Director Benny Sato Ambush
  • "Cabaret"
    By Kander and Ebb
    Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
    Book by Joe Masteroff
    Music by John Kander
    Lyrics by Fred Ebb
    Directed by Terri Kent
  • "One World" Fall Faculty Dance Concert
    Artistic Director: Barbara Allegra Verlezza
  • "Rent" 
    By Jonathan Larson
  • "On the Cusp" Kent Dance Ensemble 2024
    Artistic Director: Catherine Meredith
  • "Everybody"
    By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

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.