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By Kristin Schwab
Liz Lerman’s Healing Wars
Healing Wars in rehearsal at Harvard University. Photo courtesy Liz Lerman.
The always thought-provoking Liz Lerman is currently interviewing military veterans, historians and doctors for Healing Wars, which will come together at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage, June 6–29. Under development since 2011, the Dance Exchange founder’s piece will investigate the advancement of medicine during the American Civil War and the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her study is part of a larger celebration, The National Civil War Project, which marks the war’s 150th anniversary with commissioned arts programming and lectures in collaboration with several major U.S. universities. Lerman plans to tour the work into 2015.