Dakota PlayersDakota Players provides rare and unique theater experiences for young people across the Midwest as they are dedicated to the idea that drama is an integral part of the human experience. 

The Performance Based residency allows children the opportunity to perform with professional theater artists in a full-scale musical production. One-week residencies culminate in a musical production using up to 54 local children, with suitable parts designed for every age, skill and experience level. The production experience will include five days of intensive rehearsals in which the lines, staging, songs and dances will be learned. In addition to more challenging roles, older students serve as assistant directors and learn how to operate the sound and lighting equipment.  Two Dakota Players' actor/directors play major roles in each production.

The Workshop residency is designed to offer young people the opportunity to learn in a dynamic, fun and challenging way. During a one-week residency, multiple grades and age groups participate in theatre workshops that encourage creative thinking, working in groups, and communication skills. Two actor/directors from Dakota Players will guide the youth through invigorating sessions throughout
the week.

Technical requirements: Performance Based: Performance space at least 28' wide, 16' deep and 10' high (flexible), two rehearsal areas available throughout the week-one preferably being the performance space, one dressing room (can be classroom or locker room near stage), two 110 volt power sources available to performance space, secure storage for show items, uninterrupted access to performance space two hours prior to the scheduled dress rehearsal through the end of the performance. Workshops:  an open room where students can spread out and move.

Fee structure: Week-long residency $2,000 to $2,600, Additional Workshops $80 ea. SDAC support up to 50%.

Dakota Players
2800 S. Garfield Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57015
Phone: 605-255-4910 or 1-855-584-4141 toll free
Email:  edu@blackhillsplayhouse.com
Website:  BlackHillsPlayhouse.com

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