Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Martha Demson (Artistic Director)
Ms. Demson believes passionately in the voice and role of theatre in our communities.Highlights of her award-winning career with the Open Fist Theatre include: As a producer: THE GARY PLAYS (Mednick), THE COSMONAUT’S LAST MESSAGE TO THE WOMAN HE ONCE LOVED IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION (Greig), HOW TO EXPLAIN THE HISTORY OF COMMUNISM TO MENTAL PATIENTS Read More…


Jordana Berliner (Secretary)
Jordana’s theatrical endeavors include performing in The Devil has a Sister at the Amsterdam Fringe, playing a psychopathic twin in the award-winning indie film Strange Girls, and getting to hug country music star, Blake Shelton, in a Nissan commercial. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California – San Diego (Earl Warren College) with a degree in theatre arts and areas of concentration in biological sciences and ethnic studies. Read More…

Malhar Pagay (President)

Charles Otte (Treasurer)

Catie Saralegui

Richard Polak

Chris Lore