Superstar Playwright Brings Work in Progress to NuMu
Burgeoning experimental playwright and director Young Jean Lee will present four performances of her latest work in progress, UNTITLED FEMINIST MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY SHOW (UFMTS), at the New Museum this weekend as part of the RE:NEW RE:PLAY Performance Residency Series. Lee started off the month-long residency with, A Proposition With Young Jean Lee:A Collaboration With the Audience, in November and these performances culminate the process.
About the piece, the museum writes: In UFMTS, Young Jean Lee will use her hilariously disorienting approach to attack the subject of gender politics and sexism. The show follows the adventures of a butch farm girl who gets transported to a magical fairyland and encounters fairy princesses and singing mermaids who overturn everything she knows about masculinity and femininity. The show’s assault of text, video, sound, music, and dance will seduce with subversive images of women, intensifying and proliferating a sense of female beauty and power that goes beyond the limited options we’ve all been trained to desire. (The performance includes nudity.)
Lee is the artistic director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, which has performed her experimental works in downtown theater spaces such as Soho Rep, The Public, PS122 and The Kitchen, as well as internationally. She won an Emerging Playwright OBIE award in 2007 and a 2010 Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. $20 // Thursday & Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm //235 Bowery.