About

 

 

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OPEN DOOR REP's mission is to make theatre more accessible financially and demographically to the Central Iowa community by adapting principles of minimalism as both an aesthetic choice and a story-telling technique. By stripping down the technical elements of productions and working with found spaces, we aim to:

: Immerse the audience in intimate spaces

: Elevate the story in unique environments

: Enhance the overall audience experience

By telling compelling stories that impact audiences, fostering true collaboration among artists across mediums, contributing to the flourishing artistic community at-large and celebrating the wealth of unique spaces found just around the corner, we feel OPEN DOOR REP is ready to make its entrance in Central Iowa.

 

FOUNDING MEMBERS

It's a funny story, really. Sometimes we spend Thanksgiving together as couples, to escape the often suffocating social norms of the Holidays, but mostly to over-indulge, gossip and occasionally throw sharp knives at a garage after a few drinks...

...this year, we also started a theatre company. 

Josh & April Visnapuu

HER:

Studio Manager at Iowa Reclaimed

Freelance Designer and Advice-Giver

Marketing Guru

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIM:

Sales & Finance Manager

Professional Dog Collector

Artistic Director

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Renee & Micheal Davenport

HIM:

History and Theatre Teacher molding young minds

Nixon/Sinatra Lover

Co-Artistic Director

HER:

Administration at Des Moines Symphony

Show Choir Director

Musical Director