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News & Information

Purdue Theatre to debut new musical by Carrie Newcomer

Rich Dionne interviewed in Communicating with CAD in Stage Directions

Purdue Theatre to collaborate on international world premiere

Rick Thomas included in story on Tony Awards dropping sound design award

Shrader Series production, Choices, accepted for international exhibition

Professors Richard Sullivan Lee and Anne Fliotsos are co-PIs for historic drama grant

Dr. Anne Fliotsos to co-edit peer-reviewed section for national theatre journal

Recap: Purdue University Hosts First Midwest Cirque du Soleil Live Entertainment Workshop (USITT Design & Production Review)

Dave Swenson (MFA '04 Sound Design) talks about designing the sounds of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

REVIEW: 'The Gravedigger' at First Folio 3 1/2 stars (Chicago Tribune) Lighting Design by Michael McNamara

About Purdue Theatre

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Communication. Collaboration. Creativity. These essential skills are the hallmark of the training programs at Purdue Theatre. Students develop close, cooperative relationships with their mentors in a nurturing and challenging artistic environment. 

Purdue Theatre faculty and staff are professional artists and technicians who work at major theatrical venues throughout the nation and the world. They share their experience in the classroom, on the stage, and one-on-one to prepare students for careers in the entertainment industry.

Purdue Theatre is housed in the beautiful Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, where students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

Purdue Theatre offers the following degree programs:

Undergraduate Program:

Graduate Program:

Our Marquee series consists of 4 ticketed shows presented between September and April. Productions involve a mix of undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and guest artists who serve as directors, designers, actors, and technicians. Non-ticketed productions generated by members of the Purdue Theatre community compose our diverse Shrader Workshop series. All performance and production assignments are chosen by open audition or interview, and non-theatre majors are always welcome.

To contact us call (765) 494-3074 or email                       



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