The Kennedy Center

2015 World Stages: International Theater Festival

World Stages
2015-2016 Season

The Kennedy Center presents exciting, cutting-edge works from around the globe.

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Seuls (Lebanon/Canada)

U.S. premiere! This semi-autobiographical reflection tells the powerful story of a man who moved to a new country as a child to escape a civil war. As an adult, he begins to realize his emigration has compromised his self-knowledge.

  • Sep 18 - Sep 19
  • Eisenhower Theater

Wagner, Max! Wagner! (United States)

World premiere! This new song cycle created by Tony and Obie Award winners Stew & Heidi Rodewald (Passing Strange) irreverently explores the surprising connection between the music-myths of composer Richard Wagner and the blues.

  • Sep 25 - Sep 26
  • Terrace Theater

Sancho: An Act of Remembrance (United Kingdom)

Set in the height of the British slave trade, this new play tells the tale of Charles Ignatius Sancho--a man born on a slave ship who eventually became an actor, musician, and the first black person of African origin to vote in Great Britain.

  • Oct 23 - Oct 24
  • Terrace Theater

Laurie Anderson: Language of the Future: Letters to Jack (United States)

Letters to Jack, a new chapter in Laurie Anderson's exploration of the American narrative, features stories about love & power, the artist's own correspondence with JFK, and a few of Anderson's classic stories.

  • Mar 4 - Mar 6
  • Terrace Theater

Monica Bill Barnes & Company: Happy Hour (United States)

In the new dance work Happy Hour, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass invite audiences to have a drink, laugh at our collective failures, and fall in love with our own shortcomings.

  • Mar 10 - Mar 11
  • Terrace Gallery