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Yampa Valley Performing Arts Council

Support "Shakespeare Everywhere:" free outdoor performances during the summer months, indoor productions in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and youth theatre education programs during the school year.

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Shakespeare Everywhere

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
General population
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

An October production of a full length Shakespearean tragedy or history play offered in collaboration with the local St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Local actors and professionals work together to bring classical theatre to an underserved area of Northwestern Colorado. 2019 season includes six performances of Hamlet from October 3 - October 12. Adult level entertainment and cultural experience.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our 2018 season of Shakespeare's Macbeth was our first collaboration with the church and was well attended for a new event. For 2019, we've gotten additional financial support from the local Chamber of Commerce and several church congregation members. The church leaders and downtown business communities are enthusiastic supporters.

2019 Piknik Theatre Festival

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Families
General population
Unemployed, Underemployed

Description

Free outdoor summer theatre in a picnic setting. Two productions running in repertory each season: one a classic Shakespearean comedy, and one an original musical premiere. Both suitable for families and presented in public parks in Steamboat Springs in late July and early August.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our Festival season audiences have averaged about 100 in attendance at each performance (weather permitting) meaning that during the course of our 10-production season about 1000 people watch our shows. Our theatre workshop has space for between 15-20 students, and these are almost exclusively local teens. But our impact goes beyond the attendance numbers as just the existence of free outdoor theatre featuring professional actors adds an element of diversity to our summer entertainment scene that would not occur without our productions. Summer activities have become an economic engine growing in importance and our Festival is a strong complement to the array of available outdoor athletic events in Steamboat. Given the target family audience for our performances, our impact is primarily entertainment. But also given the nature of the programming, we produce shows that raise the artistic bar for theatre in our community. We employ professional actors and present professional quality material that provokes critical thinking and a range of emotions.

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