The Lab partnered on the Kennedy Center’s World Stages Festival, organizing and participating in several panel discussions including hosting a major global panel discussion which included Nabeel al-Raee (Freedom Theater, Jenin, Palestine); Shahid Nadeem (Ajoka Theatre, Pakistan), Think Tank member Joanna Sherman (Bond Street Theater, New York, speaking about their work in Afghanistan), and Think Tank member Ali Mahdi Nouri (Al-Buggaa Theater, Sudan), moderated by Derek Goldman.