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Young Jean Lee

A Conversation


Thursday, January 21, 2016
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Young Jean Lee is a writer, director, and filmmaker who has been called the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by The New York Times and one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York. She has written and directed ten shows in New York with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, and toured her work to over thirty cities around the world. Lee is currently under commission from Lincoln Center Theater and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and has written a screenplay commission for Plan B/​Paramount Pictures. Lee is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, a Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Doris Duke Artist Residency, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, and the ZKB Patronage Prize of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel.

Young Jean Lee will be interviewed by director, dramaturg, and writer Patricia Ybarra, whose work explores the relationship between theatre, nationalism, and American identities. Ybarra is the author of Performing Conquest: Five centuries of Theater, History and Identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico and co-editor with Lara Nielsen of Theater and Neoliberalism: Performance.

In partnership with the University Musical Society (UMS) and with support from Institute for the Humanities.


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