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Young Jean Lee premieres Creative Capital project "Lear"

January 4, 2009

Soho Rep New York, NY Thursday, January 7 – Sunday, February 14, 2010 Performances at 7:30 p.m. Celebrated playwright and director Young Jean Lee presents the highly anticipated premiere of her Creative Capital project _Lear_ at Soho Rep, January 7-31, 2010. A 2009 Performing Arts grantee, Lee stages her most ambitious work to date—a radical and moving response to King Lear. A Lear-less _Lear_ about children turning their backs on their aging fathers, Lee's irreverent tragedy challenges our love of watching terrible things. _Lear_ follows Lee’s 2009 hit _The Shipment_, which _The New Yorker_ called “ingenious” and _The New York Times_ heralded as “a subversive, seriously funny new theater piece by adventurous playwright Young Jean Lee.” Commissioned by Soho Rep, Lear features a cast of Paul Lazar, April Matthis, Okwui Okpokwasili, Pete Simpson and Amelia Workman. _“One of the best experimental playwrights in America.”_ —Time Out New York Visit Lear at About Creative Capital Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing innovative and adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel, and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster a successful and sustainable practice for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists, and has reached an additional 2,700 artists through its Professional Development Program. For more information, visit Creative Capital receives support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the LEF Foundation, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the TOBY Fund, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and more than 130 other individuals and institutional donors. Back to Listing