Kickshaw Theatre

Connectivity is Kickshaw’s approach to ensuring that the work we do serves the Ann Arbor community. We connect with the particular communities for whom we believe the work will deeply resonate. We'll be diligent and creative as we build relationships and remove barriers to participation.

One of the strategies we use is Consensus Organizing for Theatre, which facilitates reciprocal relationships with community groups, businesses, and non-profit organizations for whom our work will resonate.  

Any individuals or organizations interested in a connectivity partnership can contact Connectivity Director Heidi Bennett by emailing curious at kickshawtheatre dot org.

(Consensus Organizing for Theatre is licensed by Seema Sueko under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial - Share Alike 4.0 International License.)

We are delighted to have formed partnerships and friendships with the following organizations & Individuals:

Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Great Lakes Chapter serves 23 counties with regional offices in Ann Arbor, Lansing, Kalamazoo and Muskegon. They provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. 

The Ann Arbor District Library provides collections, programs, and leadership to promote the development of literate and informed citizens through open and equal access to cultural, intellectual, recreational, and information resources.

The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild supports the ancient craft storytelling as a vibrant art form in the 21st century, offering many opportunities to hone the craft of storytelling and to perform in front of an audience.                 

GrieveWell (formerly the kite network) provides resources and support to individuals in grief, as well as those who surround them, in order to build a community that promotes healthy grieving and healing.      

Groundcover News exists to create opportunity and a voice for low-income people while taking action to end homelessness and poverty. Groundcover News, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in April, 2010 as a means to empower low-income persons to make the transitions from homeless to housed, and from jobless to employed. Street newspapers like Groundcover News exist in cities all over the United States, as well as in more than 40 other countries, in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of homeless and combat the increase in poverty.  

Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth - honoring all spiritual paths and traditions.    

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County is a private nonprofit social services agency that serves a diverse, international population, to create solutions, promote dignity and inspire humanity.                                                                                            

Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor empowers, educates and supports families from pregnancy to preschool.

Margaret Wielbut, MEd, ATR, Registered Art Therapist, instructor at Wayne State University’s Art Therapy Program and Glacier Hills Retirement Community. Art Therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

The Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center is committed to memory and aging research, clinical care, education, and wellness.

trustArt Studios is a creative center and rental space designed to provide a flexible environment suitable for a variety of creative endeavors. 

Turner Senior Resource Center houses four Michigan Medicine community outreach programs serving older adults including Turner Senior Wellness Program offering health and wellness programs; Silver Club Programs offering programming for people with memory loss; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM offering lectures, study groups and day trips promoting lifelong learning; and the Housing Bureau for Seniors offering housing information, home share, tax assistance and eviction/foreclosure prevention.

University of Michigan Museum of Art seeks to transform individual and civic life by promoting the discovery, contemplation, and enjoyment of the art of our world.