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 for the 2017-18 season features a national study of the impact of live theatre on literacy with the classic story My Father’s Dragon, an engaging new musical about the American Civil Rights Era’s Freedom Riders, an immersive journey through the humor and humanity of personal stories with PostSecret: The Show, and a can’t-miss recipe for young readers with Theatreworks USA’s production of Curious George: The Golden Meatball.
Our family matinees include hands-on pre-show activities everyone in the family will enjoy. Bring the youth in your life to any of our live performances and experience the enrichment that only comes through the participation in the performing arts.
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.
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.