New Zealand and Steamboat Springs come together to take theatre out of the box, build international cultural exchange, and bring live theater to the Steamboat Springs community on summer evenings.
The local theater group, “Pik*Nik Theater”, under the direction of Stuart Handloff, joins forces with a group of graduates and acting students from New Zealand’s dramatic conservatories in a partnership of several years’ standing.
Pic*nik Theater continues the tradition of the Great American Laughing Stock Company, which has brought live theater to the Valley for over 40 years. Its shows have ranged from the family to the fantastical.
GALSCO has been Steamboat Springs, Colorado's repertory theatre company producing shows ranging from the family to the fantastical.
Originally started in 1971, GALSCO transformed itself in the summer of 2008 to begin working outdoors to create the Piknik Theatre Festival and has performed in the Park since 2010.
Stuart has typically produced two shows in repertory, a Shakespeare comedy and an original work devised new each festival season. Both productions seek to merge the outdoor fun of a traditional picnic (you provide the blanket and goodies) with a quality theatrical performance.
You can find more information about these shows by CLICKING HERE Admission is free.