Plays For Living

Plays for Living Theatre Company

Through the Plays for Living Theatre Company, theatre students at DAPA at the Washington Pavilion perform in the community as a means of educating students and community members. Plays are designed to provoke conversation and raise awareness and communication around sensitive social issues.

Productions

Devon’s Hurt  (2nd and 3rd grade audience)
A performance for young audiences about coping with hurt feelings.
"Devon's Hurt" is funded in part by a grant from Sioux Valley Energy. 

A New Norm (4th and 5th grade audience) 
A new musical (based on the book by Tom Roberts) about coping with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, doubt, shame, fear and more - and provides encouragement that there is hope and help is available. 
Special Thanks to Avera Behavioral Health for their collaboration on Mental Health Resources.

What’s the Difference? (4th and 6th grade audience)
A fast-paced performance based on the classic Alice in Wonderland tale tackles the issues of diversity, discrimination, bullying, stereotypes and cliques.

Boxes (5th grade audience)
A unique drama about coping with pressures and expectations from others and how students can choose to define themselves. 

The Survivors (7th grade- adult audiences)
A play about depression and suicide prevention for teenagers.

Where Does It End? (8th grade - adult audiences)
A powerful play addressing bullying and prejudice and its ugly consequences for teenagers.

Plays for Living Season 21

  • Ages 13-18 may audition
  • Tuition Fee: $72.90 (Pavilion Members)/$81 (Non-Members)**
  • Rehearsals and performances take place toward the end of the summer and throughout the school year. 

Plays for Living Audition Monologues (PDF)

Online Audition Form

Audition forms and videos are due no later than Tuesday, May 11 at 9 p.m. 

**Scholarships and Open Door Pricing are available for qualifying students.

To book a play at your school/business/organization, contact us.

Funding Provided by: Sercl Family Fund, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists, Sioux Valley Energy and Adams-Mastrovich Foundation.