Here’s the thing. Theater is a local experience. When you choose to enter a theater, a rehearsal room—or heck, any room—with an audience, with actors, or designers, with best friends or total strangers, you create a new community where, for that brief span of time, everyone is a local.

It’s true. Local is made up of the finest actors and directors and designers and
audience members from Boulder, CO—as well as all over the country. But when we create together, we’re local.

Local Theater Company, to be exact.


Literature Live

Home in the Heart: An Adaptation for Students of Sandra Cisneros's "The House on Mango Street"

February 1-10, 2017
Canyon Theater at Boulder Public Library

Literature Live is a 2-hour participatory educational theater and literacy program for secondary students (6-12 grades) produced by Boulder’s Local Theater Company. In 2017, the program will premiere Home in the Heart: An Adaptation for Students of Sandra Cisneros's "The House on Mango Street". School group bookings are now being accepted. 

New Play Festival

Local Lab 2017

March 17-19, 2017
The Dairy Arts Center

Local Lab is Boulder's premier 3-day new play festival. Audiences, actors and playwrights join together to offer a weekend of fully-staged concert readings, master class workshops, parties, and much more. Local Lab plays have gone on to be fully-produced all across the country, including critically-acclaimed productions Off-Broadway and regionally.

At Local, artists and audiences collide.


Artists play an important role in provoking conversations and spurring action. So, too, does our audience.
And it's kinda awesome.



Rooted in Boulder, CO.
And America.

All good stories start somewhere.

Ours is rooted in Boulder, CO, and America.

For us, this idea really took shape in 2011 with Boulder resident and Founding Artistic Director Pesha Rudnick. While walking with her then-toddler-aged son at Chautauqua Park, she struck up a conversation with a couple of lunching Chautauqua Association staff members, and learned that theater had been dormant at Chautauqua for over 40 years.