JESSE JENSEN joins the Sioux Empire Community Theatre’s staff as our new Production Manager, though he’s hardly new to the company; he made his acting debut with the Sioux Empire Community Theatre in 2018 playing Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher after previously directing Beauty & the Beast Jr., God of Carnage, and Of Mice and Men. Jesse brings years of experience in both professional theatre and children’s productions having worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Raven Theatre Company, and Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago, IL and City Circle in Iowa City. His wife, Melissa, is a physician at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls and the two have three children – Prentice, Maddux, and Camden. Jesse is originally from Aberdeen, SD where he claims he reigned as the two-time all-city rope-skipping champion in consecutive years. He graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of South Dakota.