Visiting Guest Artists

Butler Theatre welcomes a plethora of visiting guest artists to our department each year, with two series that bring in artists who engage with our students and the public in meaningful ways. The Jordan College of the Arts Signature Series is a high-impact program which has brought us fabulous artists.

Our own Butler Theatre Christel DeHaan Visiting International Theatre Artist (VITA) program  brings in an internationally-recognized artist to be in residence with us every other fall semester. VITAs direct or design a production, teach classes for our students, and connect with the university and Indianapolis communities.

In addition to these formalized programs, we have guest artists stopping in—or zooming in—to see us all the time. Whether directing or designing a production with us, teaching a masterclass, or auditioning our students for future professional work, we value the artists who share their craft with us.