The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) is pleased to announce the following new members to its board of directors.
Alexis Mabel Oskolkoff is an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) from her mother’s side and Unangan (Alaskan Aleut) from her father’s side. She received her A.A. in Business Management at Sinte Gleska University with an emphasis in Cultural Resource Management. There she was vice President of Student Council and Ms. Founders Day Runner-up. She received a dual B.A. degree in Anthropology and Native Studies at The University of South Dakota with minor in Archaeology & Earth Science. She was a member of the Student Government and an active member of many campus clubs and organizations. Oskolkoff has worked in cultural reparation and language revitalization for area tribes. She has a strong passion for and does work in HIV/AIDS awareness in tribal communities. She is currently a stay-at-home mom of two wonderful boys and enjoys beading, sewing and painting in her free time.
SDSF will stage a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, June 6-9, 2019, in Prentis Park.
Madeline Sayet (Mohegan Tribe), acclaimed Shakespeare director, will direct 2019’s engaging production that mindfully and intentionally integrates Native artists and perspectives into the process.
Month-long outreach and programming include an apprenticeship program with students and staff from Flandreau Indian School, and partnerships with SESDAC, Sanford Senior Care Center, USD’s Upward Bound, and the Minnehaha Juvenile Detention Center.
For more information, see www.sdshakespearefestival.org/