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Diavolo at Jeff High Inspired Giving: Floyd and Patricia Garrott - Floyd and Patricia Garrott are inspired by student experiences. Inspired by the ways live performance can help young people grow, Floyd and Patricia Garrott established an endowment to provide discounted tickets to Purdue students attending performances tied to their course material. “The idea of having what is studied in the classroom come alive through live […]
Inspired Giving Inspired Giving: Eyal and Gabrielle Barash - Eyal and Gabrielle Barash are inspired by education initiatives. Gabrielle Cramer Barash has been attending Convos performances since she was a little girl. Now she helps bring the gift of live performance to hundreds of children across Lafayette and beyond. Through their company, Barash Law, Gabrielle and her husband Eyal participate as corporate sponsors of […]

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Youth Series

Purdue Convocations aims to connect area youth to the performing arts by offering a wide array of programming appropriate for a variety of learner needs. Our Youth Series school matinees for the 2018-19 season features national studies of the impact of live theatre on literacy with the classic story Call of the Wild and Peg + Cat Live!, a bold and thrilling production of the classic Frankenstein, an interactive performance about mathematics with Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries, and the grrrr-ific musical based on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Our public family performances include hands-on pre-show activities everyone in the family will enjoy. Our Youth Series student matinees offer engaging live performances for area schools.  Bring the youth in your life to any of our live performances and experience the enrichment that only comes through participation in the performing arts.

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Collegiate Connections

Purdue Convocations strives to create immersive performing-arts experiences that catalyze the curriculum for students at both Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. Pre- and post-show discussions, as well as artist residencies, give students of all pursuits, backgrounds, and ages an opportunity to dive deeper into each performance. Artist residencies in the 2017-18 season include classical musicians, a modern music collective, and a movement based group described as architecture in motion. Convocations continues to advance collaborations with other campus units like the Office of Student Success and the Department of English to further integrate the performing arts into the core student experience.

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Community Connections

Purdue Convocations aims to energize the community through powerful interactions and learning encounters with the artists who join us each season. Community members can become “instant experts” and dig deeper into each show at pre- and post-show discussions. These events are free to all ticket holders.

2018-19 Education Sponsors: Wilson Industrial, Regions, Barash Law, Guido Family Dentistry, M.P. Baker Electric, Old National Bank, Cook Biotech, Drs. Henry and Sharon Kraebber, Mike and Loretta Piggott Fund, Wabash National.