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Young Jean Lee's Theater Company -
About Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company:
Young Jean Lee is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and was named by American Theatre magazine as one of the 25 artists who will shape the American theatre over the next 25 years. The Young Jean Lee Theater Company creates and produces performances written and directed by Lee in collaboration with company members from diverse backgrounds. Their work challenges audiences to think, rather than reaffirm their pre-existing beliefs.
May 9 12, 2012Theatre
Young Jean Lee, a rising star of American theatre, dissects what it means to be black in America in this hilarious and shocking play. Brazenly theatrical and transcendentally lyrical, THE SHIPMENT moves from the urban dreams of would-be rappers to the sitcom realism of yuppie domesticity, proving that nothing is ever as it seems. With an ending guaranteed to leave jaws hanging, this is contemporary theatre at its biggest, boldest and most daring.
"A fiendishly funny piece of neominstrelsy.”
– Time Out New York