RISD: The Musical – a special thanks
A week has gone passed since the incredible debut of RISD: The Musical. Thanks to the collaborative efforts and creative dexterity by its founders, Greg Kozatek and Jean Kim, and the devoted talents of some 70 student volunteers, RISD: The Musical has made an indelible mark on the entire RISD community. On behalf of RISD, and the students involved in this production, we would like to thank everyone that attended the two sold-out performances. Thanks to this support we were able to collectively raise over $9,000 to benefit Partners in Health, a Haiti relief organization (http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti). Additionally, a corporate sponsor has been established to match a portion, if not all, of these funds, raising the total donation to $18,000!
It is also important to acknowledge some other important individuals working behind the scenes. In the words of the students involved, “This show would not have been possible without the help and support of our incredible faculty who worked with us throughout the entire process – Tom Roberts, Jean Blackburn, Melissa Ferreira, Jenn Brandt, Donna Gustavsen, Randy Willier, Susan Doyle, Patricia Barbeito, and Laura Colella.”
For those of you who were unable to attend this event, or would simply like to revisit this inspired moment in RISD’s history, a DVD is being produced with a target release date of April 24, 2010. To reserve a copy please contact the Office of Student Life at 401-454-6602.