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The Center for the Performing Arts.

Students to get behind the scenes at Theater Design, Technology, Production Program’s open house

Olivia Woods, Reporter February 22, 2024

At the university's Theater Design, Technology and Production program open house this month, students will be able to go behind the scenes and get introduced to the world of stage design and technology.  The...

Life goes on, with hope leading as the group of friends huddle, front from left, Kristiana Corona, Dominic Young, middle from left, Hannah Hall, Shea Suffoletta, Jake Kleve and back, Dante Murray, celebrating life, love and the point that theres No Day But Today.

REVIEW: ‘No Day But Today’: Rent’s message of love, hope erupts amid a haze of fear, hate

Cadie Pierce, Photographer February 17, 2024

Editor’s note: Descriptions of the portrayal of the character Mimi Marquez were elaborated on for clarification post-publication.  The message echoed by Mimi Marquez and ensemble members during the...

Madeline Sayet performs excerpts from ‘Where We Belong at Kent State

Madeline Sayet performs excerpts from ‘Where We Belong’ at Kent State

Lex Ogilvie, Reporter April 14, 2023

An Evening with Madeline Sayet, an event where Madeline Sayet performed excerpts from her show “Where We Belong,” and spoke on her life and play’s impact, took place at the EZ Blackbox Theatre in...

Paige Felger in costume playing the wife character, Kate Strong, in Love in Reserve.

Play titled “Love in Reserve” written by KSU staff member to run this month

Jordan Coleman Reporter November 7, 2021

Eric Mansfield's play, "Love in Reserve" will come to life in Rubber City Theatre in Akron this month, proving that he is more than a Kent State staff member.The original play by Kent State's communications...

Photo courtesy of Kent State website 

Porthouse Theatre is back and better than ever

Sam Wright Reporter August 1, 2021

Porthouse Theatre is Kent State’s summer professional theater located at Blossom Music Center. The theater has reopened its doors to the public but not without rules and regulations never before seen...

CCI Dean Amy Reynolds (left), CCI Student Recruitment Specialist Debra Lamm (top right) and CCI Assistant Dean Matt Rollyson (bottom right).

Arts, Communication and Information undergraduate programs see decrease in spring enrollment

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 22, 2021

The effects of COVID-19 have led some students to take a semester off and some have considered other options, overall leading some programs to see a decrease in enrollment. The College of Communication...

Isabella “Zaz” Alvarino is the candidate for Senator for the College of the Arts for USG in the ’21-’22 school year. 

Meet the Candidates: Meet the Senators

Blake Westover, Reporter Ashley Blood, Reporter Lindsey Vlasic, Reporter March 15, 2021

Senator, College of the Arts Candidate: Isabella "Zaz" Alvarino Q: What is your platform? A: “I’m running for the students. I want to bridge the gap between the students and faculty. I want to run...

Student protesters march during a demonstration marking International Womens Day in Barcelona on March 8, 2019. - Unions, feminist associations and left-wing parties have called for a work stoppage for two hours on March 8, hoping to recreate the strike and mass protests seen nationwide to mark the same day in 2018. (Photo by Pau Barrena / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images)

International Women’s Day

Hannah Lawson, CNN March 8, 2020

(CNN) -- Countries around the world will celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8. The day not only recognizes the achievements made by women, but also brings awareness to the obstacles that...

Picture of a past Pan-African Theatre Ensemble performance.Photo courtesy of Sydney Sheets.

Acting out of stereotypes

Madison Brattoli November 4, 2018

Kent State’s Pan-African Theatre Ensemble strives to give minority students a place to express themselves through theater.Historically, minorities have not been given the same opportunities in theater...

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...

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