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Reconnect during the 2017 Department of Theatre and Dance Alumni Weekend!

There will be campus tours and departmental activities, an Alumni Dinner and Awards Program, and the Department's production of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, directed by Beth Turcotte. This year's honorees are Kim Ruse '97, Emily Behny '10, Andrew Kramer '10, Dr. Judy E. Yordon, Michael Worcel and Tom Murphy. Register for all your November 10 & 11 Alumni Weekend events at Eventbrite now!

Alumnus in NYC Lights Up the Stage for Broadway Musicals

Technical theatre alumnus Andy Catron oversees moving lights and color scrollers for Tony Award-winning productions at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Ball State’s ‘Shrek the Musical’ Is a Sutton Foster Homecoming in More Ways Than One

Students worked closely with the Tony Award winner as part of one of Ball State’s most ambitious productions.

Theater Prof Takes Cues From own Past in Guiding Her Student Actors

Karen Kessler use her intelligence, lightness of spirit, and passion to create safe areas for student actors to explore their artistic interests.


The showcases, festivals, and workshops the department programs annually are part of our commitment to you, our students, to provide you with an abundance of learning opportunities while you are hear, and opportunities to help you transition to the professional world smoothly upon graduation. Whether you are auditioning for industry professionals in our New York Showcase, sitting down with a nationally-known playwright during Playwriting Week, or helping develop a new show during the Discovery Festival, Ball State connects you to the professional theatre world.”