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.
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
Studio Manager at Iowa Reclaimed
Freelance Designer and Advice-Giver
Sales & Finance Manager
Professional Dog Collector
Renee & Micheal Davenport
Administration at Des Moines Symphony
Show Choir Director
Theatre Teacher molding young minds