Wicoun: A new play with and about the Oceti Sakowin
Áya and their brother Khoskalaka have their hands full raising their siblings and cousins, dealing with zombies on the prowl, and trying to graduate high school. But after Áya, a Lakota teen, summons a traditional superhero in a moment of bravery, they have to embark on a journey across the lands of the Oceti Sakowin to find answers in the old stories, within themselves, and in Paha Sapa.
This new production is created with and for the interconnected, but widely dispersed residents of the Sicangu Lakota Nation (Rosebud), Oglala Lakota Nation (Pine Ridge), Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyate (Yankton), and other Lakota reservations, as well as Rapid City. Wicoun will perform in these and other South Dakota communities in late May and early June, 2023.