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.

2020 Piknik Theatre Board of Directors

Stuart Handloff, Board Chair and Executive Director, PO Box 770181, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, 970-355-9403; 11 years

Celina Taylor, owner of Steamboat Arts Academy, 2645 Jacob Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487; first year

Michael Martinez, musician, PO Box 770181, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477; first year

Advisory Board Members

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

Katherine George, High School Language Arts, Hayden High School, new member


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.