The Premiere Playhouse would like to give a warm welcome to the newest member of our Education team, Abby Kustak, who has taken on the Education Assistant position! Abby works with our Production Specialist & Education Coordinator, Alex to provide Sioux Falls with top notch community-based educational theatre programming. TPP Education students will see her around for our upcoming spring/summer Penguin Project production (which we are releasing the title for very soon) as well as our summer Shrek Jr. camp production and fall Winnie the Pooh Kids camp production. Not only will she assist in coordinating and administering these programs, she will also serve as the Production Stage Manager of our Penguin Project production.
Abby began her journey at TPP through our inaugural production of A Christmas Carol working backstage. Since then, she has served as an Assistant Stage Manager for inaugural Penguin Project production Annie Jr. as well as our Season 20 mainstage opener Young Frankenstein. She then returned to A Christmas Carol for year two, this time as Calling Stage Manager. Next up you will see her on stage in our upcoming production of Cinderella, but that’s all we can say for now!
Fun fact: Abby’s entire family is involved at TPP; her husband Casey has acted on stage and worked offstage several times, and her kids Beckett and Penny have both been onstage and offstage volunteers for multiple productions too. Sometimes it really does run in the family!