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Peg + Cat Live! Convocations leading “Peg + Cat” math skills theatre project - Purdue Convocations is leading a nationwide study aimed at understanding the impact a live performance has on a young child’s understanding of early math concepts. This project will incorporate Peg + Cat Live!, the production from the Fred Rogers Company and Bay Area Children’s Theatre.
Call of the Wild Convocations to lead “Call of the Wild” literacy/theatre project - Purdue Convocations is leading a nationwide study aimed at understanding the impact a live performance has on a student's literacy skills. This project will use Jack London's book and Theatre Heroes' theatrical production of Call of the Wild.

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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.