Jennifer Blackmer, Theatre and Dance

Jennifer and her students will use theatre as a platform to explore the complexities of the Human Genome Project. The seminar will research the scientific and ethical implications of the Human Genome Project, work with the curators of Genetics: Decoding Life, an exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, and collaborate with experts in theatre and technology to develop ways to incorporate multimedia and animation into its production. Students will also keep an online journal of the seminar's progression, in addition to creating a web site and documenting the seminar's progress as it evolves. The seminar will present several preliminary readings of its play at Muncie Civic Theatre. The final staged reading will be performed at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis. The play will then be revised and fully produced as part of University Theatre's 2007-2008 Season at Ball State University.

Jen Blackmer, Asst. Theatre and Dance Prof. teaches courses in directing, acting & script analysis. She is the Managing Director of University Theatre.

CLASS MEMBERS (floor front row, L to R) J.D. Ostergaard, Ethan Mathias, Tyler Core, Zack Florent. (row two) James E. Roberts, Margaret Ruling, Kyle Jean Fisher, Tara Branham. (row three) Elliot Lemberg, James Thomson, Kyle Johnson, Jennifer Blackmer, Peter Corey, Dustin Spence. (ladder, row four)
Kate Lumpkin, Joel Miller.