Young Jean Lee

Performing Arts, 2009

Young Jean Lee’s plays include The Shipment, CHURCH, Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Pullman, WA. They have been presented in New York at The Kitchen, The Public Theater, P.S. 122, HERE Arts Center, Soho Rep and the Ontological-Hysterical Theater, and have toured throughout the U.S. and Europe. Lee is a member of New Dramatists and 13P. Her plays have been published in Three Plays by Young Jean Lee, New Downtown Now, American Theatre magazine and her forthcoming Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Other Plays. Lee is the recipient of grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund, the Jerome Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation and NYSCA, as well as a 2007 Emerging Playwright Obie Award.

Awards and Accomplishments


Here Come The Girls, the first short film that Lee wrote and directed, is selected for Sundance


Lee's Straight White Men premieres at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH 


Lee presents The Shipment at the LIFT Festival in London


Lee's Straight White Men opens at the Public Theater in New York


Lee receives a MAP Fund grant


Young Jean Lee's Theater Company are the recipients of the National Theater Project Award


Lee is named a Doris Duke Artist as part of the inaugural class of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards

2011: Lee is featured in online documentary series, _MADE HERE_, following the working lives of New York-based performance artists


Lee receives Guggenheim Fellowship

2010: Young Jean Lee receives Prize in Literature from American Academy of Arts and Letters

2010: Young Jean Lee’s Theatre Company has residency at the New Museum in New York

2010: Young Jean Lee's _THE SHIPMENT and LEAR_ is published by Theatre Communications Group

2009: TCG publishes a collection of Lee's plays entitled _Songs of the Dragon Flying to Heaven and Other Plays_