FIRST, DO NO HARM
In October 2018, The Clinic premiered an immersive performance experience titled First, Do No Harm at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.
Created by Tara Rynders, in collaboration with writer Edith Weiss and co-directors Lia Bonfilio and Jadd Tank - First, Do No Harm is an intimate journey of personal loss, love, life and death.
Throughout the tender span of 120 minutes, audiences are guided throughout a hospital by dancers, actors and musicians, where these themes are explored through the both eyes of the caregivers and the cared for.
Absurd, raw and creative to the very last detail, First, Do No Harm takes the audience on a pendulum swing, back and forth, until collectively we reach the very core of our human condition, sharing an experience which shapes our interactions and the way we experience each other.
Performers include: Cortney McGuire, Kristine Whittle, Julie Rooney, Maegan Keller, Rowan Salem, Kate Speer, Jun Akiyama, Suzanna Wellens, Sexton McGrath, Lia Bonfilio, Tara Rynders, Jake Wherry, Johanna Brown, Olivia Dyer, Emma Acheson, and Sydney Clapp.
THE FUTURE WE SEE
Brighter and Stronger Connections Between Patients and Nurses
At The Clinic Performance, our mission is to create a safe, communal space for artists, nurses, patients and the community to commune together through the arts. Through live immersive performances, one on one performances at the bedside with patients and nurses, The Clinic desires to cultivate a sense of wonder and joy through the arts. We believe that the arts bring healing into the hospital and that this leads to better patient outcomes in the hospital setting, decreased compassion fatigue and decreased nursing burn-out.
OUR ARTISTIC VALUES
Inspiration and Creativity
We believe every patient deserves to be seen and heard. . .
The Clinic utilizes the See Me as a Person Framework that brings curiosity, wonder, and attunement to the bedside and offers nurses and patients a chance to create an authentic connection through the use of the arts.