Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) returns to collaborate with Lakota people via The Lakota Project. She joins In the Moment for a preview of the upcoming community art creation. We're also joined by her partner in the project, director Michael John Garcés.

Playwright Matthew Stoffel discusses the Monstrous Little Theatre Company, how writers tackle topics deeply emotional topic and overcome self-doubt, and the future of contemporary theater in Sioux Falls.

Black Hills Playhouse Celebrates 70 Years

Jul 9, 2015
Black Hills Playhouse

Alumni from across the country are reuniting in the Black Hills region to celebrate years of live theatre. The Black Hills Playhouse is in its 70th anniversary season.

At the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park offer four summer productions. They include about 70 people from 22 states. Dan Workman is the artistic director. 

"The Friendly Hour"

Jul 17, 2013

Caryl Crozier was the catalyst for the play, "The Friendly Hour," which is receiving its South Dakota premiere by the Northern Fort Playhouse.  Crozier compiled the notes of Beresford's Friendly Hour Club, kept by her mother and main character, Dorcas, of the play.  Crozier was joined on Dakota Midday by Dan Yurgaitis, artistic director for teh playhouse and professor of theater at Northern State University in Aberdeen.  Go to and for more information.

USD Night At Washington Pavilion

Jan 31, 2013

The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts is celebrating the creative talent of its students and faculty at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.  College of Fine Arts Dean Larry Schou talked about the program that will showcase USD students in 10 musicals and theatrical ensembles at the Washington Pavilion's Husby Performing Arts Center.  The event also features USD Department of Art student art and graphic design work along with printmaking and ceramic demonstrations.

Lakota Voice Project/BEAR Program

Dec 12, 2012

The BEAR Project is a theater group at Pine Ridge that performs graphic and moving skits that work to reach youth.  The group is made up of a number of young suicide survivors.  The group has been performing as part of the Lakota Photo Project.  They'll perform in Rapid City at the Dahl Arts Center on Friday, December 14.  Jason Alley joined Dakota Midday to talk about the Lakota Voice Project and the BEAR Project.

Theatre Company forms in Hot Springs

Oct 15, 2012

A southern Black Hills town known for its interest in the arts is expanding to include a thespian group - or “theatre group” for the uninitiated.

Betsy Savage has been involved in theatre since her college days – from teaching to acting and everything in between.

Savage discovered a definite need for and interest in having a community theatre after moving to Hot Springs a few years back.

Savage says that’s how the Southern Hills Community Theatre was born.