All ArtsKSU events are CANCELLED for the remainder of the Spring Season. Learn more


    • genesis project and cosmogonic puppet show

      CANCELLED: The Genesis Project and Ex Nihilio: the Cosmogonic Puppet Show

      The Genesis Project and Ex Nihilio: the Cosmogonic Puppet Show will be presented as a double bill. 

      April 8-9 & 12, 2019: Wed. - Thursday, 7:30 pm; Sun. 7 pm
      Onyx Theater | $7 to $10

      The Genesis Project

      Devised by Charles Parrot and KSU students

      Directed by Charles Parrot

      This experimental retelling of the prehistories of Genesis is generated by the cast, with improvisation and movement inspired by an eclectic blend of classical art and popular culture. The Genesis Project re-stages these ancient stories through modern eyes to demonstrate the enduring value of myth, metaphor, and poetry as equipment for living.

      Ex Nihilio: The Cosmogonic Puppet Show

      Created by Jim Davis and KSU students

      Directed by Jim Davis

      For millennia humans have asked the big questions: Where did we come from?  Why are we here? What does it all mean? It’s about time to get some answers.

      Ex Nihilio: The Cosmogonic Puppet Show tells the story of everything and answers literally every question you’ve ever had about anything.  And it does it with puppets.

      • thumbelina

        CANCELLED: Thumbelina (A world premiere adaptation for Young Audiences and Families)

        April 10-12 and 17-19, 2020: Friday April 10 at 8 pm; Friday, April 17 at 11 am; Saturdays, 11 am and 3 pm; Sundays, 3 pm. 

        Stillwell Theater | $10 to $14

        Devised by KSU Students

        Directed by Rosemary Newcott, former Sally J. Tomlinson Artistic Director for Youth and Families, Alliance Theatre

        Composed and Music Directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan

        “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”

        Greatness comes in all shapes and sizes. Thumbelina is tiny, beautiful, and delicate. She is also resourceful, creative, and courageous. Join her as she explores the world and discovers her nascent powers in a new musical version of the treasured Hans Christian Anderson story.

        • Kiss Improv Showcase

          CANCELLED: K.I.S.S. Improv Showcase

          April 10-11, 2020: Friday, 8:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 pm and 10:30 p.m. 
          Onyx Theater | Free

          Coordinated by Amanda Wansa Morgan

          Our resident improv ensemble offers an evening of performances on the fly.  Side-splitting, surprising, and at times, absolutely silly.

          Note: This event may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.

          • Alumni student performances

            CANCELLED: An Evening of KSU Alumni Performances

            April 15-16, 2020, 7:30 pm
            Onyx Theater | $5 to $10

            Coordinated by Karen Robinson

            Anything goes in this evening of new and original works by TPS Alumni.

            • Student and alumni performances

              CANCELLED: An Evening of KSU Student Performances

              April 17-18, 2020, 8 pm
              Stillwell Theater | $5 to $10

              Coordinated by Karen Robinson

              Witness endless creativity and a multitude of genres as TPS students explore any and all possibilities for theatre and performance.

              • research image

                CANCELLED: TPS Undergraduate Research Forum: Festival Edition

                April 17, 2020, 5 pm
                Onyx Theater | Free

                Coordinated by Tom Fish 

                The TPS Undergraduate Research Salon showcases new ideas around research and the use of performance as an exciting and innovative tool for engagement with our history, our culture, and our world--highlighting some of the best of our nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate research from the last five years. 

                Listen to great ideas and engage in great conversation. 

                • Musical Theatre cabaret

                  CANCELLED: Musical Theatre Cabaret

                  April 19, 2020, 7 pm
                  Stillwell Theater | $5 to $10

                  Join us for irresistible melodies during our closing event of our 2020 Spring Festival of New Works and Ideas! Performance to be followed by a reception.


                  • tellers theatre

                    CANCELLED: KSU Tellers Spring Showcase

                    April 23-24, 2020. Thursday, April 23, 7:30 pm; Friday, April 24, 8 pm
                    Onyx Theater |  $5

                    Directed by Charles Parrott

                    The KSU Tellers invite you to join them as they present their best solo-performances from the spring semester.