Join us for the Lab PerForum: a series of public discussions and workshops with artists from the World Stages’ production of NeoArctic by Hotel Pro Forma.

Friday, February 15
The Devine Studio Theater
Davis Performing Arts Center
Georgetown University
FREE and open to the public.

Featuring: Kaspars Putnins, Co-Director of Latvian Radio Choir, Kirsten Dehlholm, Founder of Hotel Pro Forma, Krists Auznieks, Composer of NeoArcticand Georgetown Professor Nathan. K Hensley, Co-Director of the 2016-2018 Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, “Approaching the Anthropocene: Global Culture and Planetary Change.”


And don’t miss our post-show discussion after a performance of  NeoArctic. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:
Kennedy Center

Lab PerForum: A Series of Public Discussions and Workshops with Artists from the Kennedy Center’s World Stages.

The Lab PerForum series provides 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.


About the production:

Making its U.S. premiere, this collaboration between Denmark’s artistic incubator Hotel Pro Forma and the Latvian Radio Choir daringly explores the Anthropocene, a new geological age characterized by the harsh impact of humanity on our vulnerable eco-system. Through a mingling of classical voice, electronica, dramatic staging, and movement, plus a dynamic backdrop of photography from NASA, this visual music performance addresses a broad range of environmental issues from climate change to soil erosion. Twelve unique soundscapes cover twelve different landscapes to tell the story of planet Earth and its future.


Accessibility notice: The Lab is committed to ensuring that no person is denied access to its programs or event, or otherwise discriminated against, on the basis of a disability.  If you or a member of your party has an accessibility need, question or concern, please email, and we will do our best to make accommodations. 


Notes/fine-print: Space is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but do not guarantee admission. Any tickets that have not been claimed by 11am will be released to the standby line.

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of the Pro Hotel Forma.

Upcoming Lab PerForums: 


Thursday, March 14, 2019
Kennedy Center

Friday, March 15, 2019
11 am – 12:30 pm
Georgetown University


Past Lab PerForums: 

Post-show discussion of Barber Shop Chronicles, featuring playwright Inua Ellas and Director of the National Museum of African Art, Gus Casely-Hayford.

Workshop with Inua Ellams, members of the cast and creative team.