PO Box 30393
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Thursday, Sept 20 ONLY: 9pm performance followed by post-show discussion moderated by Emmanuelle Delpech, independent theater artist and director.
A co-presentation with The University of the Arts
“Rather than trying to define feminism, say something new about it, or make a feminist argument, we wanted to create a utopian feminist experience.” Young Jean Lee, director of UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW
"One of the more moving and imaginative works I have ever seen on the American stage . . . Lee's universe is so emotionally complete that I yearned to be part of her utopia." Hilton Als, The New Yorker
In Young Jean Lee’s latest experiment, six charismatic stars of the downtown theater, dance, cabaret, and burlesque worlds come together to invite the audience on an exhilaratingly irreverent, nearly-wordless celebration of a fluid and limitless sense of identity.
Conceived and Directed by Young Jean Lee in collaboration with Faye Driscoll, Morgan Gould, and the company Dramaturgy Mike Farry Video Leah Gelpe Scenic Design David Evans Morris Lighting Raquel Davis Sound Chris Giarmo and Jamie McElhinney Produced by Aaron Rosenblum Performers Becca Blackwell, Cynthia Hopkins, Katy Pyle, Regina Rocke, Jen Rosenblit, Amelia Zirin-Brown aka Lady Rizo
Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company is an experimental theater company that has been developing and producing shows written and directed by Young Jean Lee since 2003. Lee writes her shows as she directs them, working collaboratively with performers and an artistic team, and with feedback from workshop audiences. The company seeks ways to slip past audiences’ defenses against uncomfortable subjects and open people up to confronting difficult questions through unpredictability and humor.
UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW was commissioned by the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), and is a co-production of the Walker Art Center, Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Kunstenfestivaldesartes (Brussels), the Spalding Gray Award (Performance Space 122 New York, Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, On the Boards Seattle), and Young Jean Lee's Theater Company. Originally developed in association with Caleb Hammons. Funding support provided by the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Fox/ Samuels Foundation, the MAP/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Explorations Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Residency support from the The Park Avenue Armory, New Museum, Mount Tremper Arts, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW premiered at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) on January 5, 2012.
Festival Executive Producers
Al and Nancy Hirsig