For more than 25 years, Kaiser Permanente has brought health education to our communities through our Educational Theatre Programs (ETP). What started as a single play for elementary school children in 1985 has become a series of award-winning theatrical productions, skill-building workshops, and youth engagement programs designed to meet the unique health needs of the communities we serve. Kaiser Permanente has assembled an ethnically-diverse group of professional actors, who also serve as skilled workshop facilitators, health educators and role models to the people they meet every day. Through theatre, Kaiser Permanente seeks to measurably improve the health of our communities and deliver health education in innovative ways.
The theatre programs, offered free of charge as a community benefit of Kaiser Permanente, have been presented to almost 3 million people in the greater Denver metro area.
Colorado’s Educational Theatre Programs focus in three areas: social emotional health, healthy communications, and promoting healthy eating and active living. Over 75% of the ETP work is aligned with Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Initiatives, a national effort to promote healthy eating and active living. Get more information about the actors, performances, and scheduling.