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, and learn the overall process of how new plays evolve over time.
Past guests for Ball state's Playwriting Week have included:
- Daniela Garcia-Breck, literary manager at Circle of Confusion, a feature film and television production and management company
- Jessica Hutchinson, Chicago-based theatre director, dramaturg, producer, and educator
- Brian Nitzkin, a freelance theatre producer and Vice President for Business Affairs and International Operations for IM Global Film in Los Angeles
- Jennifer Blackmer, playwright of BORROWED BABIES, and Tom Horan, playwright of THE GIANTMAKER, for a master class titled, “Writing for Stage and Screen”