Open Hand Theater


Peter Fekete, Artistic Coordinator

Peter graduated in 2012 from Nazareth College of Rochester with Bachelors of Arts degrees in both History and Theatre. He is no stranger to Open Hand Theatre. Peter is a native of Syracuse and grew up participating in Circus Camp, as well as interning as an assistant director. Peter spent the last seven years living in Rochester, NY and directing productions under his own company, The Basement Players. His favorite directing credits include Art of Murder, Fully Committed, The Pillowman, Smitten and an original piece he created, Puppeteers in Love. 

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Andrea Wandersee, Managing Director

Andrea has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education, healthcare, non-profit management and consulting. Her background includes strategic planning, organizational development, writing, research, grants management, data analysis, budgeting, and program implementation. She has a MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and  a BA in History from Hartwick College.

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Laura Derr, Office Manager

Laura has a BA in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University. Prior to joining Open Hand Theater, Laura managed several offices at Syracuse University. Laura also grew up participating in Open Hand Theater.

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