Arts in the Open is a non-profit theater company dedicated to providing quality entertainment for our audiences. In order to accomplish this we rely exclusively on funding from ticket sales, grants, and donations from people just like you. Whether you are an individual looking to help support an arts organization or a company looking to form a mutually beneficial relationship with us, your gift will allow us to produce our season. Here are some things to know about us:
Our mission: Arts in the Open fuses nature with live performance and invites our audience to enjoy the best of what Colorado has to offer. Our productions are a healthy option that gets the whole family up and moving. As a Leave No Trace Company, our goal is to educate the public about Colorado trail preservation as well as reach a wide range of audiences and expose them to a variety of theatrical productions.
Who We Reach: On average, we reach over 500 kids per production, that's over 1,000 kids and their families per year! With such a wide range of audiences all over the front range, we can offer a unique opportunity to give your company exposure, while supporting the performing arts, as well as environmental preservation.
What We Need From You: As a non-profit, all our funding comes from donations, ticket sales, and grants. We pride ourselves on being able to compensate our cast and crew for their time and talent. Each performer and crew member is paid as much as we can squeeze out of the budget. Just $150 could fund our Open Space trail permit, and $5,000 could fund over half of our entire season! All donations are tax deductible and your contribution goes towards funding the performing arts as well as environmental preservation right here in Colorado.
What We Can Do For You: As a sponsor, we are willing to work with you and figure out what YOU need. We want to make this as rewarding an experience as possible. Here are a few things that we can offer, but we are always open to new ideas.
$500 – Company recognition on website, all social media sites, season program, and hike leading speech to entire audience
$1,000- All of above plus logo placement on banner displayed at all events
$2,500 – All of the above plus prime banner logo placement and producorial credit on banner
$5,000 – All of the above plus top billing on one production and one private production for your family and friends at location of your choice. We'll come to you!
$10,000 – All of the above plus top billing for entire season and private show at location of your choice for every production
What We Do: Arts in the Open performs at various locations throughout Colorado, primarily at Chautauqua Park in Boulder. We do two productions a year, one summer production and one fall production. Each production usually performs about 20 shows. Our hikes are at a moderate level/pace and last no more than 2 hours. When you first arrive, you will be greeted by your hiking guide who will lead the way down the trail to each scene location. Once you arrive at a scene location, you can sit back and relax and watch a scene from the production. Once the scene is complete, we all gather our things and hike to the next location.
All our productions use minimal props and costumes. Our performers literally use "what nature gives them". We've done fun adaptations of classic fairy tales, Shakespeare, literary classics, you name it!
The Commedia of Robin Hood by Lane Riosley. The merry troupe — Columbine, Arlequin, Punchin, and Rosetta — tackle, tumble, trick, and trip their way through the tale of Robin Hood with fantastic abandon. Get ready for action-packed clowning with puppets, stilts, singing, patter verse, and mock combat in this unforgettable adaptation. Performing at Chautauqua Park every Saturday and Sunday in June.
Irish Tales Along the Trails by Patti Murtha. Prepare yourselves for a journey of the imagination as we venture to the Emerald Isle for stories of wit and whimsy! Lively lads and lionhearted lassies test their brains and bravery in stories guaranteed to delight the entire family. May the road rise up to meet you and the wind be always at your back as you hike along with these courageous Celtic characters. Performing at Chautauqua Park every Saturday & Sunday in July.
The Invaders From Planet 9 by Lauren LaCasse. They came from 5 billion miles away! They came for our planet! They can be anywhere! They can be anyone! The HORROR! The THRILLS! It’s THE INVADERS FROM PLANET 9! Prepare yourself for a fun, lively tale of adventure and extraterrestrials. Join a group of college students who find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion. Can these unlikely heroes work together to save the day? Or will our planet be lost to these ruthless invaders? Playing homage to classic science fiction stories from the 1950’s this tale is sure to make you scream and laugh in equal measure. Brace for adventure and fantastic terrors like you’ve never seen before. THE INVADERS FROM PLANET 9! Performing at Chautauqua Park every Saturday & Sunday in September & October.
Who: We do special performances for groups like the Girl Scouts, Public Schools, Evergreen Rec Center, Boys and Girls Club of Denver, Denver Public Housing, and we are adding more each year! We have performed for groups upwards of 80 kids!
Where: We have performed in Boulder, Westminster, Denver, Evergreen, and the list keeps on growing!
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