UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW

UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW

Conceived and Directed by Young Jean Lee

In Collaboration with Faye Driscoll, Morgan Gould & the original performers

Photo by Blaine Davis

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Watch videos to see audience reactions from PS122, Harbourfront Centre, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts!

In Young Jean Lee’s latest experiment, UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW, six charismatic stars of the downtown theater, dance, cabaret, and burlesque worlds come together to invite the audience on an exhilaratingly irreverent, nearly-wordless celebration of a fluid and limitless sense of identity. 

World Premiere Cast

 

  • Becca Blackwell
  • World Famous *BOB*
  • Hilary Clark
  • Katy Pyle
  • Regina Rocke
  • Amelia Zirin-Brown (aka Lady Rizo)

Additional Cast

  • Malinda Ray Allen
  • Desiree Burch
  • Madison Krekel
  • Erin Markey
  • Jennifer Rosenblit
  • Produced by Aaron Rosenblum
  • Dramaturgy by Mike Farry
  • Video Design by Leah Gelpe
  • Scenic Design by David Evans Morris
  • Lighting Design by Raquel Davis
  • Sound Design by Chris Giarmo and Jamie McElhinney
  • Production Supervisor Sunny Stapleton
  • Associate Video Design Bart Cortright
  • Associate Lighting Design Ryan Seelig
  • Assistant Directors Kate Gagnon and Rachel Karp

"... one of the more moving and imaginative works I have ever seen on the American stage . . . Part of what makes it so transcendent is its delicious ability to alternate the pain of being different with a sense of humor about lives not lived among the status quo . . . Lee's universe is so emotionally complete that I yearned to be part of her utopia."

— Hilton Als, The New Yorker

"Young Jean Lee is, hands down, the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation . . . ['Untitled Feminist Show'] may well be her most daunting attempt to push her talent in a new direction."

— Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"Who said the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak? Both are pretty damn fierce in director Young Jean Lee's all-female, all-nude dance suite cheekily (but purposefully) called Untitled Feminist Show. In a scant (and scantily clad) hour, Lee and her gutsy dancers try on a dizzying variety of modes and masks to shake up gender norms."

— David Cote, TimeOut New York

"[With] six fiercely funny, fully nude performers . . . all of whom are nothing short of majestic . . . This brief, joyous, mute extravaganza of dance, mime, and movement reveals is just how badly a sex-festooned and fashion-fussy culture has occluded our view of the actual, functional potential of an unadorned form."

— Scott Brown, New York Magazine

""Never mind finding a category for this work: What matters is its genuine charm, wholesome and subversive at the same time."

— Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

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PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
February 12-15, 2014 

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco, CA
January 30 - February 1, 2014 

Theater Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
October 3-6, 2013 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
April 18-21, 2013

Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, Germany
April 12-14, 2013

On the Boards, Seattle, WA
April 4-7, 2013 

The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
March 30, 2013 

The Steirischer Herbst Festival 2012, Graz, Austria
October 11-13, 2012 

Festival d’Automne à Paris: Théâtre de Gennevilliers, National Dramatic Center for Contemporary Creation, Paris, France
October 3-7, 2012 

The Zagreb Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
September 27-29, 2012 

Philadelphia Live Arts, Philadelphia, PA
September 19-21, 2012 

Kunstenfestivaldesartes, Brussels, Belguim (European Premiere)
May 22-25, 2012

Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY (Residency)
February 28 - September 30, 2012

Baryshnikov Arts Center 
Co-Presented by Performance Space 122 as part of the 2012 COIL Festival New York, NY (New York Premiere) 
January 12- February 4, 2012

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (World Premiere)
January 5-7, 2012

Prelude.11 Festival, New York, NY (Workshop)
October 13-16, 2011

Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY (Workshop)
September 2011

Mt. Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, NY (Workshop)
August 2011

New Museum, New York, NY (Workshop)
December 2010

UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW was initially developed in residency at the New Museum in NYC in December 2010. The show continued its development at Mount Tremper Arts in Mount Tremper, NY in August 2011, Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC in September 2011 and then was in residence at The Park Avenue Armory in NYC through its premiere in January 2012. UFS was originally commissioned by the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), and is a co-production of the Walker, Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Kunstenfestivaldesartes (Brussels), the Spalding Gray Award (PS122 New York, Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, On the Boards Seattle), and Young Jean Lee's Theater Company. The project was also the recipient of the 2012 Spalding Gray Award. Originally developed in association with Caleb Hammons. Funding support provided by the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the MAP/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Explorations Fund, The Fox/Samuels Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.