The Great American Laughing Stock Company is Steamboat Springs, Colorado’s repertory theatre company
producing shows ranging from the family to the fantastical. Originally
started in 1971, GALSCO transformed in the summer of 2008 to begin
working outdoors to create thePiknik Theatre Festival producing
two shows in repertory during the month of August. Performances include a
classic Shakespeare comedy and an original work of New Zealand Maori company ARA-I-TE-PO PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE. Both productions seek to merge the outdoor fun of a
traditional picnic (you provide the blanket and goodies) with a
professional quality theatrical performance. Local actors as well as
graduates and students of the New Zealand finest dramatic conservatories
join forces to take theatre out of the box, build international
cultural exchange, and enhance the level of the performing arts in the
Steamboat Springs community.
2016 Piknik Theatre Festival opens July 29, 2016!!! New entertainment to include Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and an original New Zealand Maori performance by the ARA-I-TE-PO PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE productions company. Auditions for local performers will be held on March 25 and 26, 5-7pm 2016 at the Bud Werner Library (no preparation required). Rehearsals will begin in early July with productions scheduled for July 29-August 14. Youth theatre workshop scheduled for July 18-22. To whet your appetite, check out these photos from 2014.