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Director Terri Kent and designers spoke about Kent State University’s production of Little Women: The Broadway Musical. The production runs from November 3-12 at Kent State University's E. Turner Stump Theatre; for tickets, contact the box office at 330-672-2497.
Terri Kent is the director of the musical theatre program, as well as serving as the artistic director of Porthouse Theatre, the professional summer theatre affiliated with the School of Theatre and Dance. Her local professional acting and directing credits include the following venues: The Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cain Park, the Ensemble Theatre, the working Theatre and Weathervane Playhouse, among others.
Director Fabio Polanco and designers spoke about Kent State University’s production of Intimate Apparel. The production will run from October 6-15 at Kent State University's Wright-Curtis Theatre; for tickets, contact the box office at 330-672-2497.
Fabio Polanco serves as Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance. He received his MFA from Case Western Reserve University and his BA from Temple University. Professor Polanco was the 2013 Recipient of Ashland University’s Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. A member of Actor’s Equity for nearly two decades, his acting credits include “Thenardier” in the Broadway national tour of Les Miserables, Missionaries at Brooklyn Academy of Music directed by Elizabeth Swados and starring Josie DeGuzman, the U.S. premiere of David Hare’s adaptation of Brecht’s The Life of Galileo directed by Mark Wing-Davey at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California, Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues at The Signature Theatre Company, A Christmas Carol at McCarter Theatre directed by Scott Ellis, as well as performances at Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cain Park, Porthouse Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, and Dobama Theatre.
Director Amy Fritsche and the designers spoke about Kent State University’s production of All Shook Up. The production will run from Feb. 23 through March 4 at Kent State University's E. Turner Stump Theatre. For tickets, contact the box office at 330-672-2497.
Amy Fritsche earned her Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University graduating Phi Kappa Phi. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Southern California where she received the James and Nony Doolittle Award. She has also studied at Yale University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Beverly Hills Playhouse. Amy has taught acting, directing, and musical theatre at Southeast Missouri State University, acting at San Diego State University and The La Jolla Playhouse, and dance at numerous dance studios in Arizona and California. She has directed a number of plays and musicals including Anything Goes, Into The Woods, Lend Me a Tenor, and The Crucible.
Amy has performed in films, commercials and on stage. She has worked with Fox Animations Studios, Phoenix Theater, Lyric Theater of Oklahoma, Star Light Theater of San Diego, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles, and toured with Theater League. Favorite roles include Rosalind in As You Like It, Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes, Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods, Grace Farrell in Annie, Jenny in Chapter Two, Juliet in Madly in Love and Countess Charlotte in A Little Night Music. Amy is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and AGVA.
Join us in hearing Roe Green Guest Director, Corey Atkins and the design team discuss Kent State University’s production of Hedda Gabler. The production will run from April 20-29 at Kent State University's Wright-Curtis Theatre; for tickets, contact the box office at 330-672-2497.
Corey Atkins is a New York City-based director who has worked at theatres across the U.S., including Lincoln Center Theatre, The Acting Company/Guthrie Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Hangar Theatre, and Portland Stage Company, among others. From 2011-2016 he was a member of the artistic staff of the 2015 Tony-winning Cleveland Play House. As Associate Producer he created, directed and produced multiple special events and productions, including for the company's 100th Anniversary Season, and helped redefine the company's relationship with its audiences through an extensive series of new community programs. Corey was also Editorial Associate on the award-winning anthology Nine Plays by José Cruz González: Magical Realism and Mature Themes in Theatre for Young Audiences (2009 Distinguished Book Award, AATE) and contributed an interview essay about the author for the first anthology of TYA plays by Stephen Dietz, in 2015. Corey is currently Artistic Associate with The Playwrights Realm, and an event producer and Associate with The Sol Project, a new, multi-year initiative of bringing Latinx plays to off-Broadway stages. He is a proud Drama League Directing Fellow, member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and a member of the Translation Committee of the Latinx Theatre Commons. He holds an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin. www.CoreyAtkins.com