The Chair Is Not Me Art Show
March - April 2020
University of South Dakota
Muenster University Center - 2nd Floor
Open Seven Days a Week
May and June 2021
Homestake Opera House
Matthews Opera House
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Perfect Hanging Gallery
"The Chair Is Not Me," written by "JJ," James Janis is a collection of twenty-one poems about life experiences and challenges as a diversely abled individual.
JJ grew up between the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Rapid City, South Dakota. Born with cerebral palsy, complicated with several other conditions, he was only expected to live 12 hours, but 60 years later he is still here! Writing is one of the things that sets JJ free from his disabilities and allows him to escape.
Eleven of his poems are accompanied by mixed media illustrations by ten artists of diverse abilities and cultures.
The collection seeks to advocate for individuals with diverse abilities through the exploration of disabilities and the culture surrounding disabilities, the human condition, life on Pine Ridge, and communication.
Beyond the Box
This timely collection humorously and poignantly explores the human construct of literal and metaphorical boxes
This original piece of dance theatre is written in part by the Flutter Production
play writing class.
Music Composed by Andrew Grace
Choreographed by Sara Olivier
Updated on May 4, 2020
Auditions are open for all actors and dancers with and without disabilities.
Auditions and Performances will be postponed until the summer of 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe that the health of our performers, support staff, volunteers, and audience members is our top priority at this time.
Performance and Auditions Dates
for 2021 TBA
Peter and the Wolf
This fairy tale classic takes on a different twist in a collaboration with Prima School of Dancing. See if Peter can save his friends from the wolf that dwells deep in the forest when all the odds are against him.
Christy Remington & Tricia Baltzer
Directed and Designed by
Updated on June 12, 2020:
We regret that due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and out of the necessity to protect the health and well being of our performers, community partners, staff, volunteers, and audience members that we will be canceling our production of Peter and the Wolf. We hope to return to our regularly scheduled programming in 2021. Thank you to all of those who have graciously continued to support us during these times. We deeply miss creating and sharing with our community.