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Liz Lerman

 

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[Off-Broadway, 1986]
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L to R) Artistic Director Molly Smith and director and choreographer Liz Lerman at th Photo

L to R) Artistic Director Molly Smith and director and choreographer Liz Lerman at the opening night celebration for Healing Wars at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater June 12, 2014.

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Director and choreographer Liz Lerman and the company of Healing Wars at the opening  Photo

Director and choreographer Liz Lerman and the company of Healing Wars at the opening night celebration at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater June 12, 2014.

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(L to R) Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Artistic Director Molly Smith, director and  Photo

(L to R) Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Artistic Director Molly Smith, director and choreographer Liz Lerman, CenterStage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and George Washington University’s Barbara Porter at the opening night celebration for Hea

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Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Artistic Director Molly Smith, Director and Choreogra Photo

Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Artistic Director Molly Smith, Director and Choreographer Liz Lerman, CenterStage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and George Washington University’s Barbara Porter

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Liz Lerman Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Choreography in a Play, HELEN Production
Liz LermanHealing Wars
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical
Liz LermanHealing Wars
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production
Liz LermanThe Mad Dancers

Liz Lerman News

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Dance Heginbotham, and Liz Lerman Perform in Week 8 of  Photo Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Dance Heginbotham, and Liz Lerman Perform in Week 8 of Festival 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

The eighth week of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022 welcomes Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to the Ted Shawn Theatre, from Aug. 10-14. Week 8 of the Festival will also feature Dance Heginbotham on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage from August 10-14, and a performance by Liz Lerman with her new evening-length dance theater piece, Wicked Bodies, on the Jacob's Pillow grounds from August 10-13.

Leviathan Lab Announces Work-in-Progress Showing Of Ariel Estrada's FULL CONTACT In R Photo Leviathan Lab Announces Work-in-Progress Showing Of Ariel Estrada's FULL CONTACT In Residency At BRIC
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Leviathan Lab, a creative studio for Asian American Pacific Islander theatre artists, will present two work-in-process showings of FULL CONTACT, a new solo performance work written and performed by Ariel Estrada (Producing Artistic Director, Leviathan Lab; BIPOC Leadership Circle, artEquity) and directed by Gaven Trinidad (Rising Leader of Color, Theatre Communications Group) with mentorship by Chay Yew.

Paul Taylor Dance Company Runs for Special Engagement at the Joyce Theater Photo Paul Taylor Dance Company Runs for Special Engagement at the Joyce Theater
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022

 Paul Taylor Dance Company (PTDC) will come to the Joyce Theater June 14-19, 2022, offering audiences a unique series of programs that showcase early works choreographed by Paul Taylor including Tracer, Fibers and Aureole, along with a World Premiere by Michelle Manzanales and the New York Premiere of A Call for Softer Landings by Peter Chu, both of which were commissioned by PTDC. Tickets start at $10 and are available at joyce.org.

28 Theater Books for Your Spring 2022 Reading List Photo 28 Theater Books for Your Spring 2022 Reading List
by Team BWW - Apr 9, 2022

Spring has sprung and the great weather calls for a great book to enjoy outdoors! You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 28 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's spring reading list.

Jacob's Pillow Announces 2022 Dance Award Recipient and Gala Program Photo Jacob's Pillow Announces 2022 Dance Award Recipient and Gala Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

Jacob’s Pillow has announced Belgian and Moroccan choreographer, dancer, and director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as the recipient of the 2022 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. Cherkaoui will accept this award and present a new work at the season-opening Gala on June 18. 

American Theater Group's PlayLab Provides Forum for BIPOC playwrights Photo American Theater Group's PlayLab Provides Forum for BIPOC playwrights
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2022

Playwright Pandora Scooter was first drawn to life in the theater as a fifth grader. She was assigned a book report, and rather than simply write one, she decided to perform it for the class. “Fortunately, I had a teacher who encouraged me,” she explained. “From that point on, I knew I loved theatre.”

Jacob's Pillow Announces 2022 Dance Festival Photo Jacob's Pillow Announces 2022 Dance Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2022

Jacob’s Pillow has announced the full season lineup for Festival 2022, featuring world premieres, new commissions, 90th Anniversary Season celebrations, Pillow-exclusive engagements, and work developed at the Pillow Lab. 

25 Theater Books for Your Winter 2022 Reading List Photo 25 Theater Books for Your Winter 2022 Reading List
by Team BWW - Jan 29, 2022

Winter is here and what better time of year to stay in and snuggle up with a great book? You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 25 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's winter reading list.

Jacob's Pillow Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Pillow Lab Artist Residencies Photo Jacob's Pillow Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Pillow Lab Artist Residencies
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2021

Jacob’s Pillow has announced eight artist residencies this winter and spring at the Pillow Lab, its year-round incubator of new work. The annual season of customizable residencies supports U.S.-based and international dance artists during crucial development, research, and technical stages of choreography-driven projects.

UofSC Dance Majors Develop Choreographic Voice with Student Choreography Showcase Photo UofSC Dance Majors Develop Choreographic Voice with Student Choreography Showcase
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

The University of South Carolina dance program will present a select group of premiere original works in its upcoming Student Choreography Showcase November 30 - December 3 at Drayton Hall Theatre. 

Liz Lerman Videos

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Arena Stage's HEALING WARS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2014

A pioneer in the world of contemporary dance, MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient Liz Lerman's new theatrical dance piece Healing Wars examines healing in wartime, the nature of damage that continues when battles are over and the question of how individuals and societies absorb the pain and impact of war. The production features a company of performers in multiple roles, including Marjani Forte, George Hirsch, Tamara Hurwitz Pullman, Ted Johnson, Alli Ross, Samantha Speis, Keith A. Thompson, renowned stage and film actor Bill Pullman and a combat veteran to be announced at a later date. The limited engagement, world-premiere production of Healing Wars running through June 29 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Check out a first look at highlights below!


Liz Lerman Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Liz Lerman been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography in a Play, HELEN Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Healing Wars The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Healing Wars and Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Mad Dancers .