Kennesaw State University
Department of Theatre and Performance Studies
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Our program offers students a BA degree with a choice of four concentrations: acting, performance studies, musical theatre, and design/technology. These concentrations allow students to create their own path to pursue their passions. Our unique curriculum, grounded in the professional practice of theatre and performance studies, encourages students to investigate and question circumstance. Our coursework sharpens a student’s ability to critically observe the world. We develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, presentation skills, conflict resolution, and empathy. We develop through practice. Our faculty of professional scholars and artists work to create partnerships, internships and student job opportunities within the top arts organizations in our region.
Notable Alumni Include: Rebecca Teem
Thang Dao Dance Company Appear in Residence at Bridge Street Theatre, February 28 – March 13
February 26, 2021
Developmental work on an all-new piece for four dancers from choreographer Thang Dao will take place February 28 through March 13 as part of the 2021 Winter Dance Residency Initiative at Hudson Valley's Bridge Street Theatre.
Kennesaw State University's Department of Dance to Host Israel-Based Shaden Dance Company
February 24, 2021
Kennesaw State University's Department of Dance will virtually host Israel-based Shaden Dance Company in the three-part, dance-on-camera performance of 'Trilogy.' The production will be streamed for free on ArtsKSU Virtual, on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. A simple reservation is all that is required to watch.
Bridge Street Theatre Launches 2021 Winter Dance Residency Program
January 04, 2021
Shuttered by the pandemic in March of 2020 and unable to present live performances, Hudson Valley’s Bridge Street Theatre has announced a four-month dance residency program utilizing the theater’s resources to nourish performing artists and develop new works during the current health crisis.
Photo Flash: Lorraine Rodríguez-Reyes Teams-up with Aurora Theatre for MAMI CONFESSIONS
November 18, 2020
Actress Lorraine Rodríguez-Reyes teams-up with Atlanta-based Aurora Theatre to stream her award-winning one-woman show, MAMI CONFESSIONS. From November 20th through December 6th, 2020, Rodríguez-Reyes delivers 1 woman, 10 Moms and 1 Million Problemas directly to your home as part of the ‘Our Stage On Screen’ digital performances.
KSU's Theatre and Performance Studies To Present WATER BY THE SPOONFUL
October 28, 2020
The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University will present the drama 'Water by the Spoonful' by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Nov. 3-8. The performance is virtual and free with a simple reservation.
KSU Department Of Dance To Present THRESHOLD
October 26, 2020
Kennesaw State University's Department of Dance will present 'Threshold' Nov. 12-15, via ArtsKSU Virtual.
Actor's Express Awarded National New Play Network Producer Residency
October 20, 2020
At its 2020 Annual Conference, the National New Play Network (NNPN) announced its 2020-2021 grant recipients, including awarding Kennesaw teacher Amanda Washington a Producer Residency at Actor's Express.
ArtsKSU To Present 8th Annual Coming Out Monologues: Stories Of Empowerment
October 07, 2020
Kennesaw State University (KSU) LGBTQ Resource Center and the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies (TPS) will present the 8th Annual Coming-Out Monologues (COM) on October 8 and 9, in celebration of National Coming Out Day. This year, the production will once again include stories from KSU students, staff, and members of the community beyond KSU. The wide array of stories captures experiences of lesbian, non-binary, gay and transgender folxs, as well as advocates, allies, parents, and friends.
KSU School Of Music Jazz Students Learn How To Build Home Recording Studios
September 29, 2020
Musicians who still want to work in a COVID-19 world can benefit greatly from a home recording studio. However, trying to figure out how to get started, what equipment is required, and how to use it effectively is a job in itself. A quick Google search for 'how to build a home recording studio' nets over 78 million results.
ArtsKSU Virtual To Present GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING
September 28, 2020
Kennesaw State University College of the Arts Department of Theatre and Performance Studies (TPS) will present L.M. Feldman's 'Grace, or the Art of Climbing' September 29 through October 4. All performances will be streamed live for free through ArtsKSUVirtual.com; a simple registration is all that is required to watch online.
Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre Announces 23rd Season
September 03, 2020
Synchronicity Theatre's 2020-2021 Season, opening October 5, 2020, will feature hybrid 'In the Theatre' and 'On the Screen' formats to reach more audiences and provide socially-distanced opportunities to view smart, gutsy, bold theatre whenever possible.
The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University Fall 2020 Season Goes Virtual
August 31, 2020
The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University is pleased to announce that all Fall 2020 concerts, performances and exhibitions will be available online for free through ArtsKSU Virtual.
Kennesaw State University Dance Company Will Present THRESHOLD
August 29, 2020
Kennesaw State University Dance Company will present Threshold, Nov. 12-14 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 15, 3 p.m.
City Springs Theatre Hires Esteemed Local Artist Kayce Grogan-Wallace As Casting Director
June 29, 2020
City Springs Theatre Company has announced local veteran actress and award-winning artist Kayce Grogan-Wallace as its first casting director.
Actor's Express Presents Virtual Reading of WOKE
June 04, 2020
Actor's Express is presenting the virtual reading of Woke by Avery Sharpe, a new addition to the running Threshold New Play Festival, on Monday, June 8.