In UFMTS, Young Jean Lee will use her hilariously disorienting approach to attack the subject of gender politics and sexism. The show follows the adventures of a butch farm girl who gets transported to a magical fairyland and encounters fairy princesses and singing mermaids who overturn everything she knows about masculinity and femininity. The show’s assault of text, video, sound, music, and dance will seduce with subversive images of women, intensifying and proliferating a sense of female beauty and power that goes beyond the limited options we’ve all been trained to desire.
Young Jean Lee has been called “a rising star” by the New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York. She has written and directed seven plays in New York and toured with her work to over twenty cities around the world. She is currently under commission from Plan B/Paramount Pictures, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her plays have been published in Three Plays by Young Jean Lee (Samuel French), Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Other Plays (TCG), and THE SHIPMENT/LEAR (TCG). She is the artistic director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company (youngjeanlee.org) and is a recipient of an OBIE Award and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.