Black Hills Playhouse Staff
Linda Anderson is employed by the University of South Dakota as the Executive Director of the Black Hills Playhouse. A native of Pierre and graduate of Augustana College, Anderson served as the Executive Director of the Dahl Arts Center for almost a decade, leading the team which implemented a $7.5 million dollar expansion of the center.
Ms. Anderson brings solid expertise in fundraising, board development and arts administration to Black Hills Playhouse operations. She has worked since early 2011 with the BHP Board, Staff, BHP Alumni Association and alums, patrons, volunteers, funders, USD faculty and Custer State Park staff to make significant and lasting improvements to the historic Playhouse site.
Linda is a former member of the South Dakota Arts Council, sits on the Board of Directors for the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce and for Dakota Players--a non-profit regional children's theatre company. Anderson is the Chair of the Creative Industries Committee of the Chamber, sits on the Marketing Committee of Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes, and serves in an advisory capacity to the Rapid City Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Hill City Arts Council, Boxelder Job Corps and The Heritage Center at Red Cloud. She sincerely enjoys working for causes she is passionate about.
Dan Workman has a B.F.A. degree in Theatre Performance from Tarkio College and an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of South Dakota. He currently works as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. In addition, he serves as the Artistic Director for Dakota Players, a company which provides excellent children's theatre residencies across the region for K-12 students. Workman will be entering his eighteenth season as a company member and his fifth as Artistic Director.
Dan has performed in numerous BHP productions including: A Year with Frog and Toad, Hay Fever, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Importance of Being Earnest, Move Over Mrs. Markham, The Sound of Music, Our Town and Bus Stop as well as directing Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Big River and The Boys Next Door.
In 2011 Dan directed Lend Me A Tenor, played Jacob in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, played Jim Haller in All Shook Up and one of the clowns in The 39 Steps. In 2012 Dan directed Run For Your Wife and The Drowsy Chaperone. In 2013 he directs Hound of the Baskervilles and stars as Morrie in Tuesdays with Morrie.
Executive Assistant / Production Manager
Jason Reuter is the Executive Assistant and Production Manager for the BHP. Jason acts as the right hand to the Executive Direction in the operations office in Rapid City and onsite at the Playhouse in all aspects of preparing for the season including operations, marketing and fundraising.
He heads up the efforts by the fabulous Room Service volunteers who are renovating our dormitories and manages many of the capital projects on the campus, working on innovative partnerships with the SD National Guard and Job Corps.
Jason has worked all over the country (and some international stints) in many aspects of theater. He has been seen in many productions on the BHP stage including: Dracula, The King and I, Of Mice and Men, The Philadelphia Story, Hayfever, Noises Off, The 39 Steps, The Drowsy Chaperone and The Three Musketeers, just to name a few.