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 here, 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.