Robert Fitzsimmons

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.

Jayna Fitzsimmons

Instructor, Theatre

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.

Dan Workman

Daniel Workman

Chair and Assistant Professor, Theatre
Phone: 605.274.5065

Dan Workman is the chair of the Department of Theatre, where he teaches directing, acting, script analysis and Introduction to theatre. Workman is also the artistic director of the Black Hills Playhouse, a professional summer-stock theatre in Custer State Park. 

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 and the University of South Dakota.