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 (Visniec), FOOTE NOTES (Foote), TRAVESTIES (Stoppard), THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS (Fo). As a director: PAPA (deGroot), CASANOVA (Congden), ABINGDON SQUARE(Fornes), ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS (Walker), FLIGHT OF THE EARLS (Humble), DEAR JOHN MAYER (Shoshana Bean / Eydie Faye). As an actress: JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD (Nelson/Davey), FOOTE NOTES (Foote), GETTING FRANKIE MARRRIED… AND AFTERWARDS (Foote),THE ABDICATION(Wolfe), THE WOODEN BREEKS (Berger). Education: Yale University and Sanford Meisner’s master class.