Remembering Joan Pape, BA 1965

Joan Pape

One of my favorite backstage stories that Joan Pape used to tell, always to my and whoever was around’s amusement, was about a time she was doing a perfectly dreadful “avant-garde” play that was, if possible, even more confusing for the audience than for the actors. Whatever it was meant to be had never revealed […]

After long wait, live theatre returns to Purdue with ‘Nell Gwynn’ livestream

Nell Gwynn cast

Skyler Tipton was on stage the last time the Purdue Department of Theatre delivered a live main-stage performance: March 1, 2020. Back then, Tipton and his fellow castmates in “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches” had no reason to believe that it would be the last in-person theatrical performance at Purdue for nearly a […]

Dragon designers

She Kills Monsters

Avid “Dungeons & Dragons” enthusiast Carina Stocker might as well have hand-selected the play where she would complete her general engineering capstone project. When Purdue Theatre debuted its final production of the 2018-19 season, Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters,” a collaborative project Stocker completed with multidisciplinary engineering seniors Elena Helvajian and Zack Kovalenko factored heavily […]