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The Center of Performing Arts is located at 1325 Theatre Drive on campus.

A peek behind the scenes of the costume design program

Abigail Kinney, Reporter November 2, 2023

As students begin scheduling classes for the spring semester, they could consider taking a course that combines two worlds: fashion and theater.  Kent State's Costume Design Program takes a technical...

Fashion design student Jacob Jones poses in his spy costume with a friend on Halloween in 2022.

Fashion students offer inspiration for Halloween costumes

Kelsie Horner, Reporter October 26, 2023

With Halloween rolling in, students are planning their costumes for the upcoming holiday weekend. For fashion students, Halloween allows them to get creative and showcase what they’ve learned in their...

1913 Atlanta comes to life on stage in “Parade”

Lindsey Sellman Reporter February 28, 2020

Costume and scenic designers relied on research and months of production to give life to the production of “Parade” put on by the Kent State School of Theatre and Dance.Designers held their first meetings...

Bauer draping the dresses for Netflixs The Dark Crystal.

Kent State theatre and fashion professor drapes costumes for new Netflix series

Gershon Harrell Fashion reporter November 13, 2019

Assistant theatre professor Kerry Jo Bauer’s passion for fashion design started the moment she received her first sewing machine at five years old. Bauer went on to become the costume designer on the...

John Crawford-Spinelli, the dean of the College of the Arts (left), interviews Emmy and Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell about his life as a costume designer after his speech Monday.

‘Hamilton’ costume designer discusses race in theater industry

Quaylyn Hairston September 27, 2017

"Hamilton" costume designer Paul Tazewell spoke about race and its influence on his career Monday at the E. Turner Stump Theatre at Kent State.“Being a black man in theater, I wouldn’t trade it for...

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