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Kaiser Permanente/MSU Denver Internship Partnership

The 2020-2021 Kaiser Permanente/MSU Denver Tour Show

  • A new show is being created (title to be released at a later date) that requres five new cast members.
  • The tour will present over 75 performances for 2nd through 5th grade audiences each tour season.
  • Auditions are held every spring at MSU Denver. 

The 2020-2021 Cast:

  • Ayden Armstrong
  • Imani Gholson
  • Kaycee Walczyk
  • Leah Diamond
  • Leo Fox

Under the guidance of Brian Harper (Sr. Community Health Specialist and Coordinator of the Arts Integrated Resources division of Kaiser Permanente) a new show will be created for the 2020-2021 season.  For more information about Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Resouces (AIR) program, contact Brian Harper at Harper@kp.org

For More information about the Kaiser Permanente/MSU Denver Partnership please contact Scott Lubinski. lubinski@msudenver.edu, Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

KAISER PERMANENTE/MSU DENVER PARTNERSHIP & TOURING COMPANY

Since 2008, MSU Denver’s Theatre Department and Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Resources (AIR) division have shared a collaborative, ensemble-based partnership that allows experienced students the opportunity to tour a ‘theatre for social change’ play, earn a stipend and internship credits, as well as enhance their professional resumes. 

Since 2008, this partnership has:

  • Reached audiences over 150,000 children, adults and teachers at 320 regional and local schools in 32 different Colorado school districts.

The 2018-2019 Tour:

  • Presented “Invisible Feelings” 36 times for K-1st grade audiences,
  • Presented “When You’re Seeing Stars” 45 times for 2nd–5th grade audiences, and
  • Presented 81 shows reaching 15,834 children and adults locally and regionally in the state of Colorado.

General Information about the Kaiser Permanente/MSU Denver Tour show:

  • REHEARSALS: Rehearsals in early August M-F prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
  • PERFORMANCES: Performances are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the academic year (fall and spring).
  • WHO CAN AUDITION: MSU Denver Theatre Majors or Minors (juniors or seniors) qualify to audition and be considered for casting.
  • Each student receives three (3) credit hours of THE3980 Professional Internship each semester and are paid a $1750 stipend each semester.
    • NOTE: Internship credits are required for all BFA/ATTD and BFA/MT majors.  Internships for BA in Theatre are nor required but fullfill upper-division elective credits.

 


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