Celebrating Acts of Excellence, One Act at a Time
The Acts of Excellence program connects us with individuals and organizations who are building a culture of excellence in South Dakota, one act at a time.
Please join us and area inductees to celebrate this Act of Excellence on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Suzie Cappa Art Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. See all of the event details here:
From Medicine to Actor: Streeter Shining
H. Streeter Shining began practicing internal medicine in Rapid City in 1965 at the Western Dakota Medical Clinic, back when doctors still made house calls. His 30-plus year career in medicine produced some significant milestones, including the first temporary pacemaker procedure in Rapid City, as well as stories of quick-thinking medical improvisation in order to treat a patient with an abnormal heart rhythm.
In 1999, he retired from a fulfilling career of medicine and turned to an entirely different path – acting.
This love of acting has cast Shining in numerous plays, including Black Hills Community Theatre productions of Dearly Departed, A Few Good Men, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. He was most recently cast in spring 2018 as Judge Omar Gaffney in the comedy Harvey, the final main stage show of the BHCT’s 50th season.
His dedication to the craft has involved working on both sides of the curtain – as a member of the acting cast and part of the crew as an assistant director.
Shining continues to show his support of the local theater community, both as an actor and a patron. If you happen to be a regular theatergoer or someone who simply enjoys an enthralling piece of performance art, you might just find yourself in one of the seats named after Shining and his wife Barbara at the Studio Theater in the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City.
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