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Bill Jenkins, annually directs Ball State’s New York Showcase with casting director Stephanie Klapper. Showcase programs—also located in Chicago and Los Angeles—give seniors in the bachelor of fine arts acting and musical theatre programs an opportunity to perform for agents, casting directors, graduate schools, and professionals in the theatre, film, and television industries. Jenkins connects students with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. Foster has conducted master classes with students in the BFA acting and musical theatre programs at Ball State. In addition, she observed a staged reading of the immersive learning project The Circus in Winter, attended a fund-raiser, and codirected The Drowsy Chaperone.
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