Our Team

Robin Byrne

Executive & Artistic Director

Nadiah Abuswai

Administrative Manager

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.

Jazlynne Williams

Stage & Deputy Production Manager

Jazlynne's love for Stage Managing lies in the processes of collaboration, communication, and creation. She loves to witness the development of ideas on a page to a final tangible piece of art on a stage.

"Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art" -Constantin Stanislavski

Jesse Jensen

Production Coordinator

Jesse is a BFA theatre graduate of the University of South Dakota. He has years of experience writing grants, acting, directing, and teaching theatre throughout the midwest. Jesse is most remembered for winning two rope-skipping championships in 5th and 6th grade.

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!

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.

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.

Chris Berke

Web Developer

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.