Calling all fans of purple-haired fairies, pizza-loving dragons, and ticklish-aliens: The Gallatin Valley has a new Children’s Theater Company
Thursday Sep. 10th, 2020
BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Gallatin Valley is home to a new children’s theater company called “Random Acts of Silliness” (RAOS). RAOS is a troupe of performers committed to creating magical theater experiences with and for children, filled with rich storytelling, bold characters, and silliness to spare.
Random Acts of Silliness grew out of Verge Theater’s improv program, where RAOS founder Danielle Thomsen performs with the Bozeman Improverts and directs the “Silly Moose: Improv Show for Kids.” While public spaces were closed this summer the RAOS troupe performed socially-distanced pop-up driveway shows for small groups of children.
“We were so happy to make children laugh and provide a taste of live-theater for local families,” Thomsen said. “It doesn’t matter if we’re only able to perform for five people at a time, we are committed to providing fun, safe, theater experiences for Gallatin Valley kids.”
Rooted in improvisation, most performances are highly interactive, and feature characters and plots inspired by audience members. The unique shows are created entirely on the spot, based on suggestions from the audience. Kids naturally have funny, original ideas, and performers are excited to bring those ideas to life.
The company has several events scheduled for September in partnership with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust: two outdoor improv shows and a self-guided fairy village experience.
“Now, more than ever, parents are looking for creative ways to keep their kids engaged and active in the Gallatin Valley,” said GVLT Associate Director EJ Porth. “We are thrilled to partner with RAOS to bring fun, safe, socially-distanced activities for children to our parks and trails that will get the creative juices flowing again. Right now, everyone could use a little magic.”
Visit randomactsofsilliness.com or our social media channels for more information about upcoming events.
Details of Upcoming Events
Random Acts of Silliness in the Park* (in Partnership with Gallatin Valley Land Trust)
Saturday September 12 10:30-12 Lindley Park
Saturday September 19 10:30 -12 Dino Park
*Social distancing will be enforced and mask required for anyone age 5 or older.
Fairy Village Adventure (in Partnership with Gallatin Valley Land Trust)
(See RAOS or GVLT Website for Location Details)
Ten Bozeman artists have collaborated to create a magical fairy village on the Gallagator Trail. This is a self-guided experience, visit between September 22 and October 5.