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.
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.