Conceived and Directed by Liz Lerman
Choreography Created by Liz Lerman and Keith Thompson, in collaboration with the performers
Original Text Sources Curated by Liz Lerman and Bill Pullman; devised text developed in collaboration with the performers
Scenery and Costumes by David Israel Reynoso
Lighting by Jen Schriever
Soundscape by Darron L West
Media Design by Kate Freer
“Lerman has created something brilliant and incisive here, something that should be seen and felt.”
-- The Baltimore Sun
How do soldiers returning from the battlefield recover from their wounds? How do doctors and nurses heal the injuries these soldiers suffer, seen and unseen? Trailblazing choreographer Liz Lerman returns to Peak Performances with Healing Wars, a profoundly relevant and deeply moving new work. Through spoken word, video, and dance, Healing Wars reaches across the centuries to connect the modern wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the American Civil War. The ensemble of performers is joined onstage by a young Navy veteran whose presence personalizes the tribute that this brilliant, deftly nuanced production pays to all soldiers and healers, past and present.
95 minutes, no intermission.
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Healing Wars was commissioned by The George Washington University. The development of Healing Wars has been made possible by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University. Production support provided by Peak Performances at Montclair State University. The presentation of Healing Wars was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.