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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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)
- Malinda Ray Allen
- Desiree Burch
- Erin Markey
- Jennifer Rosenblit
- 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
- Produced by Aaron Rosenblum
"... 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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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 Steirescher 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)
Mt. Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, NY (Workshop)
New Museum, New York, NY (Workshop)
Click here to see a list of upcoming tours of UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW.
Click here to listen to an interview with Young Jean about the show's tour to Brussels in May 2012.
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.