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.

 

FACETs

OPEN DOOR REP - our CORE company.

Compelling shows in Unique spaces with incredible talent. The reason we exist.


DOOR to DOOR - our Reading Series.

Quarterly readings of scripts we love at the beautiful YELLOW DOOR GALLERY


STUDIO SERIES - our Open Door for others.

The platform & support for local theater artists to produce a show they love.

 

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...

...and in 2016, 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

 

HER:

Administration at Des Moines Symphony

Show Choir Director

 

HIM:

Theatre Teacher molding young minds

Nixon/Sinatra Lover