For My Father’s Dragon Presenters
As we begin the process of producing our next touring show, My Father’s Dragon, based on Ruth Stiles Gannett’s classic children’s book, we are thrilled to announce a very special collaboration with our long-time presenting partners at Purdue University. Amanda Mayes, Ph.D., Manager of Education at Purdue Convocations, will be leading a research study examining the impact of a live performance on a student’s literacy skills. This is an important opportunity to gather significant data related to the live performing arts and literacy learning, and we’re very pleased to be a part of it.
The quantitative information to be obtained from this particular kind of study is almost nonexistent in the field and could provide a complement to the usual audience surveys, and attendance/income data. For organizations that serve young students and schools with the intent of supporting literacy curriculum and cultivating positive character traits and social skills, this data could prove to be invaluable in documenting the impact of live theater and prove persuasive in making the case for financial support for providing access to the arts.
Thanks to the vision, expertise, leadership and generous efforts of Dr. Mayes, we are delighted to be able to share this significant opportunity with our valued presenters across North America.
If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Mayes’ study, download a PDF of her Research Prospectus HERE. As usual, our wonderful colleagues at the Brad Simon Organization will be booking the tour and working in tandem with Enchantment and Purdue to maximize the data set for the study. To inquire about tour bookings, click through to The Brad Simon Organization website HERE.
We look forward to bringing My Father’s Dragon and this unique research opportunity to your community!
For artistic and technical questions about the My Father’s Dragon production please contact:
Landis Smith, Artistic Director-Production
For questions about bookings please contact:
For questions about the My Father’s Dragon Purdue University Research Study please contact:
Amanda Mayes, Ph.D.