About Us

Our Mission

Piknik Theatre creates diverse and professional quality performing arts in the Yampa Valley. This includes indoor and outdoor (admission free) performances and educational opportunities for children and adults. We perform before audiences of up to 1500 per year and teach theatre classes of 10-20 students year round. Northwest Colorado is an underserved area for professional performing arts and our organization fills a valuable cultural niche in the region. We are the only theatre company with professional (Actors Equity Association) artists within 90 miles of Steamboat Springs. These professional actors work collaboratively alongside local artists to enhance their skills; and instruct our educational workshops for local youth. All our board and staff positions are volunteers so 100 percent of all donations go to supporting the artists and our programs.

2021 Piknik Theatre Board of Directors

Stuart Handloff, Board Chair and Executive Director, PO Box 770181, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, 970-355-9403; 12 years

Celina Taylor, writer and Masters in Art History graduate student, PO Box 770181, Steamboat Springs, CO, 8047; 2 years

Michael Martinez, musician and accountant, PO Box 770181, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477; 2 years

Don Moss, Emeritus Professor, University of Texas at El Paso, PO Box 770181, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Advisory Board Members

Sarah Jones, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation Sustainability Director, PO Box 881461, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488, 2 years

Katherine George, High School Language Arts, Hayden High School, 2 years


Stuart Handloff (Executive Director): Stuart Handloff is a theatre artist with over 45 years of theatrical and administrative experience, including a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver and a Masters degree in Theatre Directing from the New Zealand National Drama School, Toi Whakaari. He has produced the Piknik Theatre summer repertory outdoor theatre program in the Yampa River Botanic Park, the Bud Werner Memorial Library, and other outdoor locations in Steamboat Springs, CO since 2008. In 2018, he added indoor Shakespeare performances in collaboration with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Steamboat Springs.