Theatrical Studies

Guest Artists

Among the numerous guest artists who have visited Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance in the theatrical studies area, some of the most recent are playwright Catherine Trieschmann; dramaturg Tessa LaNeve; screenwriter Nicholas Griffin; theatre and film producer Brian Nitzkin; writer, producer and director Ted Griffin; teacher educator, director, playwright, and qualitative researcher Johnny Saldana; novelist and playwright Mark Rigney; and playwright John Cariani.  Other notable Theatrical Studies guest artists include:

  • Stephanie Klapper (Casting Director for Broadway and Regional theatre)
  • Erica Daniels (Vice President, Second City Theatricals, and former Steppenwolf Theatre Casting Director)
  • Mark Saks (Casting Director for TV and Film [The Good Wife, Madame Secretary, Elementary, Mercy Street, Person of Interest)
  • Richard Schechner (Director and Theorist)
  • Moises Kaufman (Tony Award Nominated Playwright/ Director)
  • Marsha Norman (Tony Award Winning Playwright)
  • Bill Osetek (Artistic Director of Drury Lane Oak Brook Theatre)
  • Michael Peitz (Former Executive Director of Educational Theatre Assoc.)
  • Kara Volkmann (NY Talent Agent & Ball State Theatre and Dance Alumna)
  • Suzan Zeder (Playwright)


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

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