Each spring, guest artists are welcomed to campus to conduct master classes, respond to student-written plays, and lead discussions on concert readings of new works, which feature Ball State students, faculty, and guest artists as part of Playwriting Week.

The event offers opportunities to:

  • learn more about writing and producing new works
  • workshop and perform new works
  • analyze and critique new works
  • learn the overall process of how new plays evolve over time

This Year’s Activities

The week included a master class titled, “Writing for Stage and Screen,” readings of student-written plays, and concert readings of BORROWED BABIES by Jennifer Blackmer and THE GIANTMAKER by Tom Horan.

Playwriting Week 2017 featured guest respondents included:

  • Daniela Garcia-Breck, literary manager at Circle of Confusion, a feature film and television production and management company
  • Jessica Hutchinson, theatre director, dramaturg, producer, and educator based in Chicago
  • Brian Nitzkin, a freelance theatre producer and Vice President for Business Affairs and International Operations for IM Global Film in Los Angeles