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First Do No Harm: An immersive performance of loss, love, life and death
Rose Medical Center
Denver, CO
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First Do No Harm: An immersive performance of loss, love, life and death
For two weeks in October 2018, The Clinic will premiere its immersive performance titled First, Do No Harm at  Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Please enter Rose Medical Center through the main entrance off of 9th and Cherry.  You can park in the adjacent parking structure.

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 dancers, actors and musicians will guide you throughout the hospital where these themes will be explored through the 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, Maegen Keller, Kristine Whittle, J. Akiyama, Emma Acheson, Olivia Dyer, Julie Rooney, Sexton McGrath, Suzanna Wellens, Tara Rynders, Lia Bonfilio, Kate Speer, Rowan Salem, Jake Wherry, Johanna Brown, and Sydney Clapp.

**Please note all guests will be required to walk and stand for long periods of time.  Please wear comfortable shoes. Also note that you may be physically touched as an audience member. All shows are ADA accessible. **

About The Clinic
Inspired by personal accounts of healthcare providers and patients, registered nurse Tara Rynders created The Clinic as a year-long artist residency which serves to shed light on hospital work culture, and the rise of compassion fatigue, burnout and post traumatic stress. Through performance, educational classes, interactive creative experiences and dance classes, The Clinic works intimately with healthcare providers and patients to create a stronger culture of self-care and affinity for nurse, doctors and patients alike.  To create. . . a stronger authentic connection so all patients feel seen, heard and cared for.

Rose Medical Center & The Clinic
Stronger bonds, Better healing - The Clinic chose to premiere at Rose Medical Center because of Tara Rynders personal long-term working relationship as a nurse there for the past ten years. Tara quickly recognized from first hand experience, how Rose values integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence - all of which are values held by The Clinic. For more than 60 years, Rose Medical Center has earned a reputation as the hospital to serve the need of every community and creed. The Clinic will be collaborating closely with RMC professionals to further investigate their shared values with the goal of creating an even stronger relationship between nurses, doctors and patients to aid in the process of healing.


Rose Medical Center (View)
4567 East Ninth Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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