Chair, Department of Theatre
Technical Director and Resident Designer
Robert Fitzsimmons is an administrator in the theatre department, where he teaches stage craft, scenography, drafting, rendering and stage management. Fitzsimmons has worked for the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, Jenny Wiley Theatre in Kentucky, and the Arundel Barn Playhouse in Maine. Recently he has worked on local productions for the University of South Dakota Playhouse and Bare Bodkins Theatre Company. Fitzsimmons currently serves as the vice chair of the Orpheum Theater Advisory Board of Directors.
Fitzsimmons has a B.F.A. in Technical Theatre and Design from Western Kentucky University.
Fitzsimmons is an assistant professor in the theatre department, where she teaches theatre history, acting, improvisation, playwriting, and introduction to theatre. Fitzsimmons is the artistic director of Bare Bodkins, a professional Sioux Falls based Shakespeare company.
Recently, Fitzsimmons has worked artistically with Southwest Minnesota State University Theatre, Sioux Falls Home School Association, and Accidental Genius Productions. She also teaches Shakespeare classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Fitzsimmons has a B.A. in theatre arts from Southwest Minnesota State University, and an M.A. in theatre (emphases in acting, directing, theatre history, and Elizabethan and Jacobean drama) from the University of South Dakota.
Assistant Professor, Theatre
Dan Workman is an assistant professor in the theatre department, where he teaches directing, acting, script analysis and Introduction to theatre. Workman is the artistic director of the Children's Theatre Company of South Dakota, an outreach of the Black Hills Playhouse. He has also spent several summers at the Black Hills Playhouse as an actor, director, and a couple of seasons as the artistic director.
Workman has a B.F.A. in theatre performance from Tarkio College, and an M.F.A. in theatre direction from the University of South Dakota. He has taught at Morningside College, the University of South Dakota, and University Center.