The Department of Theatre and Dance prepares our theatre education students for life beyond Ball State by hosting distinguished theatre education artists for over the last eight years on campus.

Through a week focused on discussing the future of theatre education, including the latest in techniques, challenges, best practices, theatre education majors network with professionals from within and outside of Indiana. Previous guest artists have included:

  • Lou Volpe, subject of Michael Sokolove’s DRAMA HIGH
  • Johnny Saldana, AATE Lifetime Educator award
  • Tim Sullivan, coordinator, Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids
  • Stephen Gregg, award-winning playwright for CRUSH, THIS IS A TEST, ONE LANE BRIDGE
  • Joel Ebarb, Puppet Boot Camp
  • Chris Bundy, Beverly Barton Seaver, Kathleen Hourigan, Ann Hileman, members of the Indiana Thespian Lifetime Hall of Fame
  • Michael Pietz, executive director of Educational Theatre Association
  • Jim Devita, American Players Theatre actor, playwright, and director