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Healing Wars

How do soldiers returning from the battlefield recover from their wounds? How do doctors and nurses heal the injuries those soldiers suffer, seen and unseen? Trailblazing choreographer Liz Lerman presents 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.

\ Production History

La Jolla Playhouse, 2015
Kasser Theater, September 2014
Arena Stage, June 2014

\ Creative Team

Created by
Liz Lerman

Video Design
Katherine Freer

Lighting Design
Jen Schriever (Kasser)
Heidi Eckwall (Arena)

Sound Design
Darren West

Scenic and Costume Design
David Reynoso