Verge: A Student Arts and Politics Festival

Verge is a new student arts and politics festival, created through the first cohort of student lab fellows for other creative and engaged youth across the globe. This festival will bring together students interested in the intersection of politics and the arts, featuring discussions on specific topics in the field, live performances and films from our student fellows,MORE

Verge is a new student arts and politics festival, created through the first cohort of student lab fellows for other creative and engaged youth across the globe. This festival will bring together students interested in the intersection of politics and the arts, featuring discussions on specific topics in the field, live performances and films from our student fellows,MORE

Here I Am

World Premiere  Virtual Performance Created by the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics in partnership with the GU Theater & Performance Studies Program

 

“Our ancestors have waited patiently through centuries for us to come to the table of acknowledgement. Here I Am fulfills my desire to give voice to those families,MORE

World Premiere  Virtual Performance Created by the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics in partnership with the GU Theater & Performance Studies Program

 

“Our ancestors have waited patiently through centuries for us to come to the table of acknowledgement. Here I Am fulfills my desire to give voice to those families,MORE

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski is a new play co-authored by The Lab’s own Derek Goldman with Clark Young, a former student of Goldman’s. Starring Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn, this one-person performance tells the story of Jan Karski, the Polish World War II resistance-fighter, Holocaust witness, and late,MORE

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski is a new play co-authored by The Lab’s own Derek Goldman with Clark Young, a former student of Goldman’s. Starring Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn, this one-person performance tells the story of Jan Karski, the Polish World War II resistance-fighter, Holocaust witness, and late,MORE

Flash Acts

The Flash Acts festival premiered in October, but is still live on the Flash Acts website here!

This one of a kind virtual performance festival brings together twenty brilliant playwrights from the US and Russia, all creating ten-minute plays that explore the timely and resonant theme of isolation in ways that span the geopolitical,MORE

The Flash Acts festival premiered in October, but is still live on the Flash Acts website here!

This one of a kind virtual performance festival brings together twenty brilliant playwrights from the US and Russia, all creating ten-minute plays that explore the timely and resonant theme of isolation in ways that span the geopolitical,MORE

In Your Shoes

In Your Shoes is a collaborative project of the Laboratory for Global Performance, Georgetown University’s Democracy & Governance program, and undergraduate students from Patrick Henry College and Georgetown University. Its mission is to bring students of diverse backgrounds into dialogue with one another to promote mutual understanding, empathy and respect. Moving beyond the political divide,MORE

In Your Shoes is a collaborative project of the Laboratory for Global Performance, Georgetown University’s Democracy & Governance program, and undergraduate students from Patrick Henry College and Georgetown University. Its mission is to bring students of diverse backgrounds into dialogue with one another to promote mutual understanding, empathy and respect. Moving beyond the political divide,MORE

Somi in the Studio, Brooklyn, New York

CrossCurrents

The next
CrossCurrents
festival
will take place
March – May, 2022

CrossCurrents is a city-wide biennial performing arts festival that highlights innovative artists from around the world who are harnessing the power of performance to humanize global politics. The CrossCurrents festival features a wide range of work at different stages of development and engages conversations around critical topics with policymakers,MORE

The next
CrossCurrents
festival
will take place
March – May, 2022

CrossCurrents is a city-wide biennial performing arts festival that highlights innovative artists from around the world who are harnessing the power of performance to humanize global politics. The CrossCurrents festival features a wide range of work at different stages of development and engages conversations around critical topics with policymakers,MORE

I Pledge Allegiance

In July of 2017, The Lab presented the play I Pledge Allegiance, devised and created by Lab Fellow Velani Dibba (SFS ’17), Cristina Ibarra (COL ’17), Lab TrailBlazers Ben Lillian (COL ’18) and Aly Panjwani (SFS ’19), and Lab Fellow Devika Ranjan (SFS ’17),MORE

In July of 2017, The Lab presented the play I Pledge Allegiance, devised and created by Lab Fellow Velani Dibba (SFS ’17), Cristina Ibarra (COL ’17), Lab TrailBlazers Ben Lillian (COL ’18) and Aly Panjwani (SFS ’19), and Lab Fellow Devika Ranjan (SFS ’17),MORE

Lab PerForum

Since 2019 the Lab has conducted the Lab PerForum: a series of public discussions following performances at partner performances, such as The Kennedy Center. The Lab PerForum series provided intimate access to leading theater artists from around the world through panels, discussions, and interactive workshops. Through our partnership with the Kennedy Center’s World Stages, The Lab’s signature approach offers rare insight into the artistic approaches and social contexts of work from artists around the world who are using theater to engage the most pressing issues of our time.MORE

Since 2019 the Lab has conducted the Lab PerForum: a series of public discussions following performances at partner performances, such as The Kennedy Center. The Lab PerForum series provided intimate access to leading theater artists from around the world through panels, discussions, and interactive workshops. Through our partnership with the Kennedy Center’s World Stages, The Lab’s signature approach offers rare insight into the artistic approaches and social contexts of work from artists around the world who are using theater to engage the most pressing issues of our time.MORE