While considerations are made for the 2020-2021 production season, we continue to work and partner with our community to make a positive impact. Our costume shop is working together to make masks for health care workers and those needing protective equipment. We are in need of donations of 100% woven cotton fabric and 1/8" and 1/4" elastic to bolster our mask making efforts for local nursing homes. Donations can be left on the front porch at 3204 W Woodbridge Dr., Muncie in the blue wagon. Any questions can be sent to boxoffice@bsu.edu.
Thank you for your continued support of Ball State Theatre and Dance!
University Theatre


Directed by Mya Ajanku and Jenn Meckley
Choreography by Mya Ajanku, Jenn Meckley, and Ryan Johnson

University Theatre

  • September 25-26 at 7:30 pm
  • September 26-27 at 2:30 pm

INTERTEXTUALITY investigates how dance can help dissolve borders, blur lines, and result in new understandings. How does one move beyond the present to create a future full of hope, love, and care for one another?


Written by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Veronica Santoyo

University Theatre

  • October 15-17 at 7:30
  • October 18 at 2:30 

Written in 1934 by Lillian Hellman, The Children’s Hour is a witch-hunt of a drama set in 1930’s America. Two women are unjustly accused. As their lives and sanity spiral out of control, they begin to see the truth behind the accusations. Our production attempts to aim a mirror at the suffering still going on by similar accusations and asks our audiences to reflect on whom and how they love.

Please note: this production will have limited technical and design elements in order to follow CDC and Ball State University COVID guidelines.

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Karen Kessler


  • October 29-31 at 7:30 pm
  • November 1 at 2:30 pm 

She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Please note: the Virtual Realms version is intended to be performed online as a new means to create theater during these new times.

“She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

The gift 

Created by the Cast and Artistic Team
Directed by William Osetek
Musical Direction by Jay Schwandt
Associate Musical Direction by Jim Rhinehart
Text Coaching by Kathy Logelin

Fine Arts Terrace

  • November 20 preview performance at 4 pm
  • November 21-22 activities at 3 pm and performance at 4 pm

This outdoor holiday arts gathering, sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, will include a holiday production by the Department of Theatre and Dance featuring music, dance, and original student inspired holiday stories, performances by choral students in the School of Music along with The Ball State Jazz Band, student work for sale by the Ceramic, Glass, and Metals Guilds of the School of Art, and activities sponsored by the David Owsley Museum of Art.

No Tickets Required for The Gift. 


Due to physical distancing measures, Strother Theatre Fall 2020 productions have been postponed, and the venue will be used for productions originally scheduled to be in the Cave Theatre.


Photo from Production of "The Wolves"

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
September 2019
Photography by Talon Reed Cooper

Photo from Production of "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl
October 2019
Photography by Kip Shawger

Photo from Production of "This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing"

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Finegan Kruckemeyer
February 2020
Photography by Kip Shawger


by LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka
Directed by André Garner

The Cave Theatre Series Presented in Strother Theatre

  • September 15-18 at 7:30 pm

Dutchman, which premiered at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, New York in 1964, is an emotionally charged and highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story. The emotionally taut, intellectual verbal fencing between Clay (a Black Adam) and Lula (a white Eve) spirals irrevocably to a symbolic act of violence. Jones/Baraka's play is one of mythical proportions, a ritual drama that has a sociological purpose: to galvanize his audience into revolutionary action.

“Dutchman” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com


by Julia Specht
Directed by Margaret Perisho

Now Presented Virtually: The Cave Theatre Series 

  • October 6-9 at 7:30 pm

First, two sisters watch reality television and crack jokes about Bret Michaels. Then, one sits in a McDonald's bathroom with the ghost of the other, and they crack jokes about being alive.

This is a play about mental illness, having a sister, and how completely ridiculous it is to have a body.

“overpass” is presented by arrangement with the playwright, Julia Specht.


by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Gayle Radwick

Now Presented Virtually: The Cave Theatre Series 

  • November 10-13 at 7:30 pm

BABEL is a dark comedy set in the near future about two couples who are having trouble getting pregnant, the lengths they go to in order to have a baby, and the morally questionable technology involved.

“Babel” is presented by arrangement with the playwright, Jacqueline Goldfiner, through The Gurman Agency.



Choreography by Audra Sokol and Melanie Swihart

Korsgaard Dance Studio

  • October 22-24 at 7:30 pm

Using dancers, past and present, as inspiration, faculty members Audra Sokol and Melanie Swihart will present an evening length work of modern dances.


Choreography by BFA and BA/BS Dance Majors

A Digital Korsgaard Dance Studio Production

  • TBD

Dance majors face the challenge of presenting dance and theatrical works during the COVID-19 pandemic head on by creating dance works intended for film.