SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – Actors of all skill levels take the stage today to put on a play to help everyone get into the Christmas spirit.
This is the last training session before the performance of “North Pole’s Got Talent” this afternoon.
It is a piece put on by actors from Dakot Capabilities in partnership with The Black Hills Playhouse.
“There are about 15 players in the play, DakotAbilities where the mission is to support people in the way they need and want to be supported and to make those opportunities available,” said Jennifer Hoesing, Director of Development, DakotAbilities.
This is the first in-person play since the pandemic. Chad plays the role of Jack Frost.
“It’s part of the Christmas spirit and I think it’s going to be one of those pieces that we’re going to revisit over time and want to do again,” actor Chad said.
What makes this piece unique is that fittings and adaptations are used to ensure that everyone can participate.
“In this show you see people using their cell phones because that’s how they communicate, pointing to pictures, some of them have stage partners who help them move, some of them they do choreography, they help lines for some people and it’s really meeting them where they’re at and helping them be successful, ”said Deb Workman, director of education, Black Hills Playhouse.
And now this group is looking to spread the holiday cheer.
“You just spoke, so it’s a really good partnership we have with DakotAbilities,” said Workman.
This is the 15th piece that Black Hills Playhouse and DakotAbilities have put together.