ⓘ Open Fist Theatre Company


ⓘ Open Fist Theatre Company

The Open Fist Theatre is both a 501 non-profit theatre company. Originally operating a 99-seat theatre facility in Theatre Row Hollywood located at 6209 Santa Monica Blvd, it is now in residence at the Atwater Village Theatre. The name of the Open Fist Theatre Company comes from two principles: the notion of an open spirit and the fist - a sign of determination and force.

On the OFTC was founded in 1990 by Ziad Hamzeh artistic Director, Michael Denny actor / writer / Teacher, actor Tim Pulice, Brian Muir actor and Kathleen Dunn actor / teacher. They were all graduates of the Theater program of California state University, Fullerton. Since 2000, the company was under the artistic direction of Martha Demson. Initially, the company was founded on 1625 North La Brea in a rehearsal hall once owned by Bob hope. In 2005 this facility was destroyed to accommodate Hollywood redevelopment and the company moved to 6209 Boulevard in Santa Monica - the mechanism is initially operated by a gang of actors. Open fist is like new works and new interpretations of theatre classics in productions typically, in contemporary production values, ensemble acting, and imaginative direction and design.

It was the site of significant premieres such as Frank Zappas rock Opera, Joes garage, deLEARious Ron West, fall off night by Allison Gregory, room Michael Franco, Eeny meanie with Teresa Willis, love water by Jacqueline Wright, Neil Labutes New Testament, and Julie Heberts and St. Johns dance disease.

The annual summer festival Director or festival of the first Look also provides membership-driven new work. Open fist has been nominated and received numerous La weekly, ovation, garland and other awards and is a member of play 7.

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  • Carnegie Hall, the Ohio Theatre and the Open Fist Theatre From 1984 to 1990 he was the Artistic Director for Project III Ensemble Theatre and later was Artistic
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  • than some of his other work. A new production by the Roundabout Theatre Company opened Off - Broadway in March 2007, with Alfred Molina in the title role
  • Van Gogh, a solo play, at the Open Fist Theatre for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The USC student group Brand New Theatre produced The Caterpillar s Dilemma