2020 Senate Commemoration 803 - Enrolled

SDLRC - 2020 Senate Commemoration 803 - SD Legislature Commending the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to producing professional and accessible Shakespeare productions in Sioux Falls.

A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Commending the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to producing professional and accessible Shakespeare productions in Sioux Falls.

WHEREAS, Bare Bodkins has been providing free access to high-quality Shakespeare theatrical productions since 1997 and has enjoyed the support of and partnership with the City of Sioux Falls Recreation Department, and Augustana University for the past twenty-two seasons; and

WHEREAS, Bare Bodkins produces shows in bare bones, original practice style that relies on qualities like minimal scenery and props, contemporary costumes, small casts of actors who double to play all of the roles, audience participation, and performing outdoors in a thrust stage configuration; and

WHEREAS, the motto of Bare Bodkins is "Shakespeare for everyone!" and they believe the meaning and vitality of Shakespeare's works can come to life in a powerful way through live, engaged performance; and

WHEREAS, the most recent performance season of Bare Bodkins welcomed over one thousand audience members over the course of eight shows:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Ninety-Fifth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Legislature commends the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to bringing professional and accessible productions of Shakespeare to the City of Sioux Falls that enrich the lives of the audience members through lively engagement and participation.

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