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2020-21 BSC Productions

Party Worth Crashing: A Kerrigan & Lowdermilk Mixtape - April 2021

Music and Lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk

Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to announce our Spring 2021 musical event, Party Worth Crashing: A Kerrigan & Lowdermilk Mixtape!

Party Worth Crashing is a unique song cycle taken from the musical theatre stylings of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. Fifteen songs about being young, growing up, making mistakes, and figuring things out.

A tour through the Kerrigan-Lowdermilk songbook, Party Worth Crashing is a concert style musical theatre event that will be offer both live-streamed and, circumstances allowing, live in our home theatre, the Sidney J Lee Auditorium in April 2021.

Auditions for Party Worth Crashing will be held virtually. The audition form and video should be submitted digitally by January 19th. 

More information on auditions can be found at our Facebook page, and the audition events page.


Short Play Festival 2021 - May 2021

Since March 2020, the idea of HOME has been radically altered by the Coronavirus pandemic, as HOME has transformed, in some form or fashion, variously into WORK, or ISOLATION, or REFUGE. Despite the conventional wisdom that “you can’t go home again,” many people have found themselves being told explicitly to go home by their schools, their places of work, their governmental agencies. We have radically altered our concept of what home is, what home means to us, and how we do, or do not welcome people into our home.

More broadly, invisible demarcations of state and international lines have become points of contest for citizens living on either side of the divide regarding the handling of the Coronavirus, even while the virus crosses these borders indiscriminately. Where does our concept of home end? At our material body? At our front door? Our neighborhood? Our state? Our country?

The Spring 2021 One Act Production Class will select between 3-8 scripts from among the 150+ submitted from playwrights all over the country. Production dates ar slated for May 5th and 6th at 3:30 and 7:30 PM in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium. A digital version, filmed live to tape or livestreamed, will be made available to patrons. Admission to the Short Play Festival, a part of the annual ArtsQuest celebration at BSC, is always free.

Voices of Dakota Prairie

VOICES OF DAKOTA PRAIRIE: An Original Play about the First Homesteaders in Dakota - November 2020

Written and Directed by Daniel Bielinski

An original work, cultivated from historical research about the Homestead Act and the settling of the Dakota Territory, Voices of Dakota Prairie tells the personal stories of the immigrants who made North Dakota home, their difficult travels from around the world, and the strength, faith, and ingenuity they displayed while making their lives, told by the words of the people themselves. The production features stories, singing, dancing, and original music. 

Voices of Dakota Prairie was performed live-to-tape becuase of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. It will be made available for digital distribution in the near future. More information, when available, will be posted here.

Tickets to Bismarck State College Theatre are $12 when purchased online in advance, and $15 at the door. Tickets for BSC Students are $5 with a valid campus ID. Tickets for BSC Faculty and Staff are $10 with a valid campus ID. Tickets for students from outside BDC are $10 with a valid ID. Group rates and other discounts may be available. Questions about these productions may be sent to


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