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MANCC's MacArthur Award Winner Returns

Published April 25, 2014

“Healing Wars” Informal Showing, Photo by Chris Cameron

MacArthur award winner Liz Lerman returns to MANCC to work with local veterans in the development of “Healing Wars”

MANCC welcomes Living Legacy Artist Liz Lerman for a second residency to develop, Healing Wars, a work that examines how we heal ourselves, individually and collectively during and after war. A public work-in-progress showing will be held on Monday, May 12th at 12:30 in Montgomery Hall’s Blackbox Theater. If you are interested in attending, please email to reserve your seat.

Lerman’s piece touches American conflicts from the Civil War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and asks about the bodies that endure war: What they can and cannot bear and how we put them back together while they live. To that end, Lerman will again meet with Dr. Deanna Epley, a nurse during the Vietnam War, to continue to explore the experiences of healers. Additionally, she will work in the studio with other area veterans to continue the staging and refinement of the piece.

As in her November residency, Lerman continues her collaboration with a cast of six professional dancers, an ex-marine, and actor Bill Pullman, along with sound by Darron West and media design by Kate Freer. Graduating School of Dance student, Emily Wolfe, will reprise her role as rehearsal assistant. Please visit for details on Lerman’s previous visits to MANCC.