Theatre and Dance

Jennifer Blackmer

Associate Professor of Theatre

AC 306   Phone: 765-285-8747  

Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Additional Information
Teaching Areas: Managing Director, Playwriting, Theatre History, Directing
Tenured faculty
Date of Hire: August 2003

Jennifer Blackmer
is Ball State University’s Director of Immersive Learning, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance. During her tenure at Ball State, Jennifer has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Excellence in Teaching Award, the Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award, the Accessible Teacher Award, and four immersive learning fellowships, including two at the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, which she now directs. Jennifer’s plays have been seen in New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Berkeley and St. Louis, and include The Human Terrain (The Lark, Mustard Seed Theatre, 5th Wall Theatre, IAMA Theatre Company), Unraveled (Theatre Unbound, Tennessee Repertory Theatre Ingram New Works Lab), Alias Grace (Illinois Shakespeare Festival) and Delicate Particle Logic (Indra’s Net, The Playwrights’ Center, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC). Unraveled was named one of the ten best productions in the Twin Cities in 2013 by Lavender Magazine, and Jennifer was recognized for superior achievement in playwriting. Her work has been a finalist for the David Charles Horn Prize for Emerging Playwrights (Yale Drama Competition), InterAct Theatre’s 20/20 Commission, the Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest, the Firehouse Festival of New American Theatre, the O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference and a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award. She is currently developing The Human Terrain as a motion picture with Parisa Barani, Dena Hysell and Rumpus Room Productions in Los Angeles. Recent directing credits include the American premiere of Lost: A Memoir at Indiana Repertory Theatre, and numerous productions at Ball State University.

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