About

Mission Statement:
• To provide quality, affordable community theatre accessible to all residents of the Sioux Empire; and
• To provide hands-on learning experiences in the greater Sioux Empire community in all aspects of volunteer-driven theatre performance and production.

SECT History
Believing that local theatre is vital to the fabric of the community, a number of local theatre enthusiasts began meeting in the Spring of 2003 to explore the possibility of funding a brand-new community theatre. After input from the Sioux Empire Arts Council, the business community, the City of Sioux Falls, and local artists and educators, the Sioux Empire Community Theatre (SECT) was born.

In the summer of 2003, SECT was formally organized and incorporated with the State of South Dakota. A Board of Directors was selected, and at the first board meeting these Board members dipped into their pockets to come up with enough money for a Post Office box. In September 2004, SECT became a 501(C)(3) organization.

Staff
Box Office Coordinator: Kristy Morris
Front of House Volunteer Coordinator: Bob Nelson
Bookkeeper: Trina Kuper

Kristy Morris | Box Office Coordinator
Kristy K. Morris was employed by the Sioux Empire Community Theatre in the fall of 2012. She started volunteering for the Sioux Falls Playhouse when her son was in the production of A Christmas Story.
Kristy was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2011 for her work in the box office. She enjoys the daily interaction with customers and takes pride in making sure every customer is helped. Kristy attended Sioux Falls College and majored in English with a minor in Art Education. While attending school, she worked 7 years at Citibank in the Credit Renewal Department working her way thru school. However, Kristy found she enjoyed working in the Business World. She started in an entry level job at Morgan Stanley Home Loans and worked her way up to Area Manager of the Home Loan Customer Service Department. When the company moved of state, she chose to stay here rather than uproot her son with a move to Dallas. Kristy and her son Zach have recently started a sports photography business together called Champion Photography. When away from the box office, Kristy enjoys crocheting, reading, writing, researching family history, restoring old photos, and spending time with family and friends.

Board of Directors
President: Kimberly Jacobson
Vice President: Richard Weiland
Treasurer: Sarah Tuntland
Secretary: Steve Veenhoff
Member at Large: Matt Nesmith
Teresa Gevens
Raine Jerke
Jackie Krouse
Cody Juttelstad
Robin Byrne
Rey Gonzales
Shelli Masek

Click here for the SECT bylaws.