Dickenson in Vermillion as artist-in-residence

Artist in Residence, Jen Dickenson, works with young actors Grace Kjelden and Jon Zuercher on the Children's Theatre Company of South Dakota production On the Road to Bremen Town. Performances are Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at the Vermillion High School Theatre.(Photo courtesy of Sandy Dickenson)

Jen Dickenson is in town as an artist in residence with the Childrens Theatre Company of South Dakota. The one week residency, sponsored by the Vermillion Community Theatre, will cumulate with performances by 40 local young actors. Jen is a 2001 graduate of Vermillion High School and is currently a graduate student in theatre at the University of Hawaii studying childrens theatre.

Dickensons love of theatre was kindled by similar touring theatre programs and work with the Vermillion Community Theatre so this week is truly "coming home." She will be traveling throughout South Dakota this summer with tour partner Jacinta Sutphin, an Augustana theatre graduate from Wordan, MT.

Performances of the show On the Road to Bremen Town will be Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at the Vermillion High School Theatre. Adult tickets are $5, available at the door. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are no charge. The residency is sponsored, in part, with funds from the State of South Dakota through the Department of Tourism and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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