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Young Jean Lee

Photo by Blaine Davis

Young Jean Lee

Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies

 

Photo by Blaine Davis


Young Jean Lee is a playwright, 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. In 2018, she became the first Asian-American woman to have her play produced on Broadway with her show STRAIGHT WHITE MEN. She has written a screenplay commission for Plan B Entertainment, and her short films have been presented at The Locarno International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and BAMcinemaFest. Lee is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, a Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a PEN Literary Award, a United States Artists Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and a Windham-Campbell Prize. She is currently working on a Broadway play commission for Second Stage and a screenplay commission for Cinereach.

Book: Straight White Men/ Untitled Feminist Show

The scripts of two plays by Young Jean Lee, Straight White Men and Untitled Feminist Show.