The Shipment in Progress

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Saturday 7 June, 2008 @ 8pm


512 West 19th Street (just west of 10th Ave), NYC FREE

Tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

With her signature bold style and acid wit, Young Jean Lee is turning her eye towards hip-hop culture and African-American identity-politics in her new show, The Shipment — an extremely awkward exploration of the experience of being black in America — an uneasy juxtaposition of hip-hop virtuosity and cultural cluelessness that raises pointed questions about ethnic appropriation and race relations that will leave you reeling.

Stick around for the post-performance talk-back — don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see new work as it’s being developed.

Written and Directed by: Young Jean Lee

Performed by: Joi Anissa Favor, JoiLynn, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Stephen McIntosh, and Antyon Le Monte Smith

Lighting Design by: Mark Barton

Sound Design by: Matthew Tierney

Dramaturgy by: Mike Farry

Consultant: Dean Moss

Stage Management by: Theodore Nicholas

Associate Director: Lee Sunday Evans

Assistant Choreographer/Director: Georgia X. Lifsher

Assistant Director: Leah Winkler

Producing Director, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company: Caleb Hammons

THE SHIPMENT was co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University and The Kitchen. With support from the Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Rockefeller MAP Foundation

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