Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company
Untitled Feminist Show



Talk im Anschluss an die 2. Vorstellung

Camp: Black Cube

Production specifics
Deutschsprachige Erstaufführung

Auftragswerk Walker Art Center (Minneapolis)

Koproduktion steirischer herbst, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brüssel), The Spalding Gray Award (Performance Space 122 New York, Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, On the Boards Seattle) & Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company

Mit finanzieller Unterstu¨tzung durch The MAP Fund – ein Creative-Capital-Programm mit Förderungen der Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Fox/Samuels Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, MAP/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Explorations Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts & Rockefeller Foundation

Residency support durch Baryshnikov Arts Center, Mount Tremper Arts, New Museum & The Park Avenue Armory

Six charismatic stars from New York’s theatre, dance, neo-burlesque underground, a far cry from Broadway, perform this show that is somewhere between militant happening, liberating choreography and cabaret. In her most recent work, the Korean-American director Young Jean Lee once again questions cultural identities and confronts us acutely and humorously with our own prejudices.

“Untitled Feminist Show” takes us into a world in which female bodies are not constrained by certain roles, but are instead free, to embody any identity, to try them out, to change again. The uninterrupted nudity of the protagonists – far from being shocking or titillating – comically and irreversibly undermines social constructions of gender and makes it hard to project overhasty categorisations on the cast members, not all of whom identify as female. The body does not have to determine one’s identity.

Young Jean Lee has taken the feminist movement of New York as a starting point, without trying to define what feminism means today, indeed, not even fighting for a contemporary feminist argument. Instead, the aim is to create a common utopian feminist experience. An experience beyond gender and sex, inspiring and bolstering.

Regie: Young Jean Lee
Konzept / Idee: Young Jean Lee
Konzept / Idee: Faye Driscoll
Konzept / Idee: Morgan Gould
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Becca Blackwell
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Hilary Clark
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Cynthia Hopkins
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Katy Pyle
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Regina Rocke
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Amelia Zirin-Brown
Bühnenbild, Ausstattung, Raumgestaltung: David Evans Morris
Lichtregie: Raquel Davis
Dramaturgie: Mike Farry
Tondesign / Sound: Chris Giarmo
Tondesign / Sound: Jamie McElhinney
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Young Jean Lee's Theater Company