The Open Fist Theatre Company

is proud to present



Produced by Charles Otte


Come see new theatre exploring themes of love, lust, trust, and redemption at the Open Fist.  The festival will highlight four major productions running in repertory and also include six staged reading and concerts running July, August and September.


FERNANDO by Steven Haworth

Directed by Charles Otte

Part farce, part love story, Fernando tells a tale of passion and intrigue in the Madrid art world.  Love, Art, Sex and Death.


GOLIATH by Karen Hartman

Directed by Marya Mazor

In the contemporary Middle East, who is David and who is Goliath?

A single tense day during the 2005 Israeli pullout from Gaza begs the question.


World Premiere


Directed by Bjorn Johnson

A writer and his producer try to recast an important role in a new play.



Directed by Neil LaBute

A gaping wound opens in the side of a seemingly happy relationship.



Directed by Randee Trabitz

Jeannette LeBlanc is a troubled teenager with a gift - a comtemporary Joan of Arc with a message that connects with the public and goes viral.



In the Staged Reading Series, you can see new workshop productions with a cast of talented professional actors, musicians, writers and directors. 

ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD- by George Brant, directed by Michael Franco

The haunting tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee.

BOTH - by Mark Wilson, directed by Martha Demson

A musical retelling of the nativity story that combines modern music and pop imagery with the Bibical story of the birth of Christ


This musical presentation is a concert born out of the work of a collective of writers and composers under the creative leadership of Rolfe Kent

SAM AND LUCY - by Brooke Berman, directed by Caitlin Moon

The play deliciously, playfully explores layers of family mythology and questions about the nature of love until reaching its final heartbreaking end-note.

OLD ACTOR FIGHTS - by Rick Pagano, directed by Alex Wright

In a not-so-distant nightmare future, the hot new reality show on TV is Old Actor Fights!!, which pits two actors in a ring to fight for roles.

LIDLESS - by Francis Ya Chu Cowhig, directed by Martha Demson

A former Guantanamo detainee dying of liver disease journeys to the home if his former U.S. Army interrogator 15 years after their time together.


Producers: Laura Flanagan, Ben Burdick, Caitlin Renee Campbell, Ina Russell, Teresa Willis

Scenic Design: Myung Hee Cho, Sarah Ryung Clement

Lighting Design:  Charlie Otte, Chris Wojcieszyn, Edward Marks

Sound Design:  Peter Carlstadt, John Zalewski, Mark Wheaton, Weba Garretson

Costume Design: Chris Wright, Christy M. Hauptman

Stage Managers:  Renee Peffer, Jordana Berliner, Michelle Lema, Ina Russell


THE ACTORS: Bjorn Johnson, Persia White, Robert Lesko, Laura Flanagan, Wyatt Fenner, Anna Khaja, Richard Knolla, Ayana Hampton, Miriam Glover, Michael Franco, Andrew Schlessinger, Dustin Eastman, Pilar Alvarez, Sharon Sharth, Charles Reese, Willie Carpenter, Barbara Schofield, Bruce Dickinson, Matt Borrel, Alex Wright, Tina Preston, Amanda Weier, Ben Burdick, David Castellani, Shawn MacAuley, Ina Russell, Kevin McCorkle, Rod Sell, Colin Walker, Michelle Lema


Performance are on

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm

Sundays at 7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00pm


Preview tickets at $15

Single Show tickets at $23

Two Show Passes at $30 - purchase at the box office 

Four Show Passes at $45 - purchase at the box office





Name Sales End Price
Reading Series - Donations accepted at door   Ended Free

On the Web

Old Actor Fights (First Look Festival) - Los Angeles ...

Visit the Old Actor Fights (First Look Festival) website: Share Tweet Share Pin Email NEWSLETTER SIGN UP BE FIRST TO GET OUR TICKET ...

Old Actor Fights (First Look Festival) | Cast and Company

Up-to-date Old Actor Fights (First Look Festival) cast and company information, read reviews and find tickets

The fight went out of Brand. A balloon shrivelled. …

... after being nutted by the old fella with the walking stick, the fight had ... FIRST LOOK: The Entourage boys cage fight, ... Actor Kevin Hart was …

LaBute to Premiere New Testament and Direct Helter …

LaBute to Premiere New Testament and Direct Helter Skelter at First Look Festival ... directed by Caitlin Moon; Rick Pagano's Old Actor Fights, ...

FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL - The Open Fist Theatre Company …

FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL - The Open Fist Theatre Company's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL - 8 weeks of all new plays and music! ... OLD ACTOR FIGHTS by Rock Stone; ...

'Hunger Games': Peeta and Gale -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK …

Jul 27, 2011 · ... about children forced to fight to the ... old actor whom director Gary ... of ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy First look at Jennifer ...

Actor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The first recorded case of a performing actor ... Actors are coached by fight ... confused about which camera to look into." TV actors need to ...

Actor fight or fly - Page 48 - Skyrim Uploaded Files - …

... Actor fight or fly ... but I might have sensed something like that too.They seem to stand and fight more often.Also not sure if that came with 1 ... Go to first ...

James Cagney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This was one of the first times an actor prevailed ... The film made use of fight clips from Cagney's ... they adopted a son whom they named James Cagney ...

Jason Statham - IMDb

Jason Statham, Actor: The Transporter. Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, ...

Mickey Rourke - News - IMDb

Mickey Rourke on IMDb: Movies, TV ... we took a look at ... Mickey Rourke jumped back into the boxing ring in Moscow yesterday for his first fight in …

Small Business Answers - How accurate is the ebay ...

Can the bank place a lien on my second home if my first home is ... My 10 year old sister received a ... as an actor/model?Going to be manager of ...

Sean Penn Fights His Way Through Europe, Javier …

Sean Penn joins the recent tradition of Hollywood actors becoming bad-ass action stars late ... And I'm 33 years old. ... we get a first look at a calmly scary ...

Danielle O'Dea: actor, fight director, model | Facebook

Danielle O'Dea: actor, fight director, model. 212 likes · 1 talking about this. Actor, model, and fight director based out of the Bay Area. Facebook logo.

Zac Efron Fight -- Attacked In Skid Row Area of L.A. |

Mar 27, 2014 · Zac Efron mysteriously ended up in a bad area of downtown L.A. just ... Zac Efron Fight ... What 200 calories of your favorite holiday foods look like ...

Who is the actor in the Fight Club DirecTV commercial?

Who is the actor in the Fight Club DirecTV commercial? Answer for question: Your name: Answers. About This Commercial. ...

Bruce Lee - Biography - Film Actor, Martial Arts Expert ...

Synopsis. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California. He was a child actor in Hong Kong who later returned to the U.S. and taught martial arts.

Tyler Nye | Actor

Grumpy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge finds a second chance to ... he fights his own conscience and many of his closest friends in an underhanded ... First Look! Check ...

Training Actors to Fight, Part 1 - Chicago School of …

What should an actor finishing my class "look ... the first sentence of that ... beginning students" so their fight might not be up to speed or might look a little ...