Our Team

Greetings from the Premiere Playhouse team! We work hard all year round to produce the best community theatre Sioux Falls has to offer. And speaking of community, please call, email, or stop by our office at the Orpheum any time to talk theatre or just to say hi!

Robin Byrne

Executive & Artistic Director

Robin is a member of Equity the actors union. He trained in Drama and Theatre at the University of Manchester in the UK where he worked professionally for many years. In 2011 he was nominated for the United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award for delivering exceptional positive outcomes into non-profit organizations. His experience running operations for Xerox in Northern England combined with his theatrical background and non-profit achievements are a winning combination for the Premiere Playhouse.

Nadiah Abuswai

Admin & Marketing Coordinator

Nadiah has a background in media & journalism, along with a deep love of the arts. Outside of The Premiere Playhouse, Nadiah enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, gaming, and the lovely company of two cats by the names of Geralt and Hades.

Alex Newcomb Weiland

Education Coordinator

Alex was born and raised in Sioux Falls. Having her roots in performance, she has always had a passion for education in the arts. She is ecstatic to be a part of The Premiere Playhouse crew!

Luke Salerno

Stage Manager

Luke graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2019 with a degree in Theatre and has loved working in Sioux Falls ever since. Luke has been responsible for props and back stage run crews in each production since March 2021 and was even a member of the Blood Brothers ensemble in the 2021 season.

Amber Sumner


Amber has a background in arts and finance with a love for attending music and theatre performances. When not bookkeeping, Amber likes to do yoga, garden, cook, create and spend time with her friends and family.

Chris Berke

Web Developer & Graphic Designer

When Chris isn't designing websites he likes to read, write, run, travel with his wife, Abby, and hang out with his two cats, Henry & Winston.

Kristy Morris

Ad Sales

Kristy has been involved with the theatre for 20 years; first as a volunteer and then as an employee. Besides being part of The Premiere Playhouse, I also work for the Washington Pavilion Box Office and for Five Star Call Center.