Cross-generational collaborators

Alyson Braden

When Alyson Braden accompanied Purdue roommate Loran Pelecky’s family on a trip to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, she got more than she anticipated. Beyond simply enjoying a fun vacation, Braden also met a future creative collaborator: Loran’s grandmother, Debbie. “She kind of became an adopted granddaughter when she would come with Loran on vacation, […]

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 […]

Timeless Wisdom

Frederick Douglass Timeless

Frederick Douglass was a man of deep conviction, and also great complexity. Himself an escaped slave, Douglass gained international renown in the 19th century as a brilliant orator and leader in the American abolitionist movement. But while Douglass’ passion for the cause of equality drove his actions as a reformer, his rhetoric could seem contradictory […]