The Black Hills Playhouse is committed to creating theatre that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes the human experience in all its diversity. We seek to collaborate with, employ, share the stories of, and engage individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to foster a healthy environment for opportunity and
growth through the power of performance art.
We recognize that the land we work on is the ancestral and unceded land of the Cheyenne and Oceti Sakowin (Sioux) Native tribes who are past and present stewards of the land. This land is and was considered sacred by many Indian tribes. Within South Dakota are nine sovereign nations--Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Flandreau Santee, Lower Brule, Sisseton-Wahpeton, Standing Rock, Yankton Sioux, Rosebud, and Oglala tribes. The name they call themselves is Oceti Sakowin which means Seven Council Fires. Part of current BHP programs include lessons developed with Indigenous people and partners that teach people about the Oceti Sakowin cultures from a theatre perspective. We pursue this work to provide opportunities for people in South Dakota to learn about and respect the variety of cultures that
exist in our state and strive for a more equitable world.
The BHPAA is a wide network of people who have worked for the BHP or served on the board
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Learn more about our 75 years of excellence onstage and off
A list of all past plays plus high-quality production photos may be found here
Read about the Black Hills Playhouse's mission, vision, and goals
All of our wonderful board members are listed here