About Open Stage

Open Stage, the capital's oldest professional regional theatre, is in its 35th Season, presenting plays that appeal to audiences who enjoy challenges beyond mainstream theatre offerings. The theatre holds a deep commitment to artistic freedom. There is a living/active relationship between the artist and the audience. Plays selected treat transcendent issues, asking the most important questions, but offering no pat answers. Open Stage has made a commitment to supporting the cultural education of the community, building informed theatre audiences and artists. Open Stage produces high quality regional professional theatre, employing artists who are committed to theatre as a life’s work.

Season Sponsors & Partners

  • The Arts for All Partnership

  • Dauphin County

  • Harristown Enterprises, Inc

  • Hilton Harrisburg

  • Mid Penn Bank

  • The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

  • The Shubert Foundation

  • Strawberry Square

  • WITF

Open Stage is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG)


The Staff

The Founders

Anne L. Alsedek, Marianne Fischer, and Donald L Alsedek.


Board of Directors

Christopher Baldrige


Caitlin Copus

Vice President

Mary A. Simmonds, M.D.


Board Members

Sharia Benn
Janice R. Black
Heidi Bowie
Michael Chapaloney
Harold E. Dunbar, Esquire
Dr. Kraig R. Kiehl
Beryl Kuhr
Jon Levin
Linda T. Litton M.D.
Michelle Loomis
Emily W. Matlin, D.O.
Joseph Schalk
Rebecca Stevenson McClure
Michael Tulloss
Krista Wallace



Anne L. Alsedek, Founder

Donald L. Alsedek, Founder

Marianne M. Fischer, Founder

Mary Lou Harris
Nicholas D. Hughes

Karen Lehman

Kristin Scofield
Nancy K. Surridge