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Jennifer Blackmer

Playwright, Professor of Theatre, Director of the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry

Jennifer Blackmer’s plays have been seen in productions across the country, and include Human Terrain, Unraveled, Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace (Joseph Jefferson award for Best Adaptation), Delicate Particle Logic, Borrowed Babies(David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award), I Carry Your Heart with Me and Predictor, a rolling world premiere, O’Neill finalist, and finalist for the 2020 Jane Chambers Award for Feminist Playwriting. Jennifer’s work has been developed by Seven Devils, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Repertory Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, The Lark and Activate Midwest, and she is the recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award for Emerging American Playwright, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Tribeca Film Institute award, the Indiana Women of Achievement Award, and the Gold Medallion from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Jennifer is a Professor of Theatre at Ball State, where she also serves as Director of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. Visit her online at www.jenniferblackmer.com.

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On Teaching Work Ethic

On Teaching Work Ethic

26 March 2024

Guests Jennifer Blackmer (Ball State University) and Marcus Lane (University of Montevallo) join host Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder for a deep dive into how theatre professors can help our students find a healthy, productive work-life balance.  

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