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Purdue Theatre High School Day
November 22, 2014

The Crucible Study Guide

The Crucible


News & Information

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

20114-2015 Purdue Theatre to explore the darker side of humanity (Purdue Today)

Struck by Lighting: Purdue professor sheds light on stage career and new show at First Folio (Northwest Indiana Times)

Theatre Department faculty, staff and students summer work

"Dance to the Music" (Stage Directions Magazine)

Meet IZZY, the Intelligent Scenery Simulation platform (Video and THINK article)

ThEDMatre. EDM show: Choices, coming to Purdue (FastTrack video)

Cirque du Soleil selects Purdue to host first Midwest workshop

Mercer Aplin Receives National Honor

"Best College Reviews" ranks Purdue Theatre #5

Take 5: Purdue Theatre professor Rich Rand (Journal and Courier)

McNamara Elected to USITT Board

Writing new roles, righting old wrongs

Team of Theatre Students Chosen to Compete

Take 5: Theater professor Russ Jones (Journal and Courier) 

Kennedy Center Honors Russ Jones

Ebarb Inducted into the Book of Great Teachers

2013 Irene Ryan Nominees

Freeman Recognized for Lighting Design

Fliotsos Co-Edits Book on Women Directors





About Purdue Theatre

See our revised Mission Statement

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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