The Shipment in Progress
Saturday 7 June, 2008 @ 8pm
512 West 19th Street (just west of 10th Ave), NYC
www.thekitchen.org 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