The University of Iowa

Liz Lerman

Liz Lerman in rehearsal. Photo by Lise Metzger

Worth Fighting For is a campus-wide exploration of war, healing, and the broad impact of wars both current and historical. The project is inspired by Healing Wars, a groundbreaking new work by Liz Lerman.

As artists in residence during the Fall of 2014, Lerman and members of her company will engage UI students and faculty in a variety of areas to explore interdisciplinary research, the themes of the project, and methods to create art. The project culminates in November with a Pop Up Museum with displays and performances of student work and Hancher’s presentation of Healing Wars.

Download the Worth Fighting For booklet with more details about the project. 

Download booklet

Watch this space to read updates on the project and the reflections of the participants from across campus.

December 4, 2014

The importance of experimenting with new forms

Ariel Francoeur
MFA director
Department of Theatre Arts

September 17, 2014

Academic engagement with military and Veteran's Affairs helpful

Dr. Diana Fritz Cates
Departmental Chair
Professor, Religious Ethics

September 17, 2014

Something simple changed my whole way of seeing

Nina Morrison
MFA director
Department of Theatre Arts


For More Information: 

Erin Donohue
Education Programming Director
(319) 335-0009