Morrie Enders - Executive Director
As a self-proclaimed "Theatre Evangelist," Morrie is proud to have spent a lifetime in community theatre. He was Artistic Director of Kalamazoo Civic Theatre in Michigan and the Artistic/Managing Director of La Crosse Community Theatre in Wisconsin. He has had productions performed in Germany, Monaco and Japan. In 2007, Morrie received the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Distinguished Merit Award and was given the designation of Fellow of AACT. He received the ANPE Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award for 2015, is a Mayor's Arts Award winner, and has received a commission as an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy.
Christine Cottam - Director of Operations
Christine Cottam is a professionally trained stage manager and theatre administrator who oversees the daily operations and production management at the Playhouse. Previously, she helped spearhead a youth theatre in Hastings, Nebraska, where she served as Educational Director of Hastings Junior Community Theatre and then as Managing Artistic Director of Boxcar Youth Theatre Company. Christine has worked with Seven Devils Playwriting Conference at id Theatres, University of Nebraska at Kearney Theatre, University of Nebraska Lincoln Opera, Nebraska Association of Community Theatre, and in gifted education. She is a current member of the American Association of Community Theatre.
Nick Turner - Technical Director
Nick Turner started volunteering at the Playhouse in 1997 and was hired on as a scenic intern in July of 2000. Throughout the years, he has gained many skills in carpentry as well as in general theatre crafts while working his way up to becoming the current technical director. Since first becoming the technical director in 2008, Nick has worked diligently to supervise shop volunteers while helping keep all productions under budget. During his time at the Playhouse, Nick has also worked with numerous directors and designers to complete the construction of all scenery, lighting, props and sound needed for productions on the Mainstage and the Studio Theatres.
Sara Bournia - Patron Services Manager
Sara is a Colorado native who graduated from Doane University with a bachelor's degree in theatre in 2017. She completed an internship at the Playhouse during her studies. Since 2017, Sara has been working as a stage manager, as well as various crew positions, at the Playhouse. She joined the staff in 2020 to become the Patron Services Manager.