• Global Partnerships

    Global Partnerships

    The Lab is pleased to announce a new partnership with TCG to create the Global Theater Initiative.

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  • A MYRIAD OF VOICES

    A MYRIAD OF VOICES

    After two years of diverse programming featuring leading artists from around the world, the Lab presented the culmination of Myriad Voices with award-winning Iraqi-American playwright and performer Heather Raffo's NOURA.

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  • GIVING VOICE

    GIVING VOICE

    The Lab convenes Voices Unheard: Syria: The Trojan Women Summit

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  • Making New Work

    Making New Work

    Oscar nominated actor David Strathairn performs as Polish Holocaust witness and Georgetown Professor Jan Karski in the Lab’s original play, which has been presented in DC, New York, and Warsaw.

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  • PRESENTING GLOBAL PERFORMANCE

    PRESENTING GLOBAL PERFORMANCE

    The Lab hosts Freedom Theatre from Jenin Refugee Camp in Palestine and their production of THE ISLAND by Athol Fugard.

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  • RESHAPING THE FIELD

    RESHAPING THE FIELD

    The Lab is engaging the intersection of performance and politics in a wide range of forums and contexts around the world.

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The Lab harnesses the power of performance to humanize global politics. We create and present innovative high quality work from around the world that is at the intersection of politics and performance. The Lab’s signature approach raises voices rarely heard in Washington DC through compelling, authentic narratives, and engages policymakers, as well as artists, students, and wider audiences in forums that cast critical issues in a new light. 

The Lab uses technology and live encounters to create a global community of artists, activists and policy makers, fostering new understandings and innovative collaborations. We are committed to relationship building beyond the lifespan of individual projects. We create substantive dynamic partnerships with individuals and with a diverse range of cultural and policy organizations. We are passionate about helping to train the next generation of innovators to use their artistry and voices to shape new understandings and to humanize others in pursuit of a better, more just world.