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Fabio Polanco is a associate professor in the School of Theatre and Dance and co-chair of the CARE committee. 

Kent State CARE committee members share insights on new Anti-Racism and Equity Institute

Morgan Boyd Reporter May 7, 2021

The Community, Anti-Racism, and Equity committee is a “permanent standing committee” within the School of Theatre and Dance, according to its website. The website states that the committee was created...

Porthouse theatre

Porthouse Theatre to host full summer 2021 season

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter April 25, 2021

Kent State’s professional theater, Porthouse Theatre, will host a full season this summer. The season will take place in-person in compliance with the Flashes Safe Eight and state guidelines. “We...

Memorial outside of Gold Spa, one of the establishments that was attacked in Atlanta.

Anti-Asian violence pervasive throughout coronavirus, follows historical trend of hate

Cameron Aloway reporter April 5, 2021

On March 16, eight people died following a mass shooting in three massage parlors in Atlanta, six of whom were identified as Asian women. This shooting was one of thousands of hate crimes committed against...

Yuko Kurahashi is a professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University. 

Kent State professor’s 20 year long study leads her to question personal identity

Morgan Boyd Reporter February 24, 2021

Yuko Kurahashi, a professor in the school of Theatre and Dance at Kent State university, is an Asian American theatre specialist but does not like to be defined to that one title.  Kurahashi was born...

Valentines Day Specials Downtown Kent

Valentine’s Day specials in downtown Kent

Gianna DaPra TV2 Reporter February 10, 2021

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Many businesses in Downtown Kent are offering heartfelt specials for the holiday. Some of the restaurants might even take a pizza your heart. Our reporter Gianna...

Kent States School of Theatre and Dance posted to its Facebook page announcing West Side Story as its fall musical. The school later canceled the production and will instead put on Children of Eden in November.

Kent State students call for inclusivity, diverse casting after ‘West Side Story’ cancellation

Anna Huntsman September 24, 2018

When Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance announced “West Side Story” as its fall mainstage musical last May, junior musical theater major Bridgett Martinez, 20, was stoked.“This is the show...

School of Theatre and Dance to bring back ‘Children of Eden’ musical

Alissa Reyes September 14, 2018

After 15 years, “Children of Eden” — a musical told through narratives from the Book of Genesis — will return to Kent State’s E. Turner Stump Theatre in November.The opening of the play is Nov....

Kent States College of the Arts, in conjunction with the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series, presents Tony and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell. 

Award-winning ‘Hamilton’ costume designer to speak at Kent State

Cameron Gorman August 31, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell will speak at Kent State’s E. Turner Stump Theatre on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.Tazewell, an Akron native who designed costumes for “Hamilton” and...

The cast of Hot Mikado rehearses Wednesday for opening night Oct. 24, 2014.

The School of Theatre and Dance jazzes up opera with ‘Hot Mikado’

Brittany Rees October 22, 2014

Lights dimmed in the E. Turner Stump Theatre, narrowing to a single spotlight left-stage. While a halo of blonde curls framed her face and light reflected off her silver dance shoes, Lindsay Simon began...

Drama

School of Theatre and Dance perform 1930s comedy

Mark Oprea September 30, 2014

The families in the 1930s play, “You Can’t Take It With You” are very much not our time. They precede the eras of smartphones, America Online and handheld video games. Other than a few loose ends,...

School of Theatre and Dance to perform ‘Babes in Arms’

Brittany Rees September 19, 2014

A show about a show, the production of “Babes in Arms” by Kent State’s theater program highlights the hectic lives of the actors involved.Put on by the School of Theatre and Dance, “Babes in Arms”...

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