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.


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.

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

Plays for Living Season 21

  • 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. 

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

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

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