Young Jean Lee's Theater Company


Part of "Männlich Weiß Hetero"


90 Min

The writer and director Young Jean Lee not only deals with a wide range of sociopolitical issues, but also casts them in very different theatrical forms. While her “Untitled Feminist Show”, presented 2013 with great success at HAU, was set in the realm between queerness and neo-burlesque, in “STRAIGHT WHITE MEN” she now embarks on the opposite road with a linear narrative structure, a realistic stage set, and a traditional performance scenario: set in a living room somewhere in a US suburb, a father and his three middle-aged sons must tackle a seemingly simple question: “What can a privileged, heterosexual, white man do to fight against the continued existence of an unjust system?”
Interview with Young Jean Lee (via youtube)


Text und Regie: Young Jean Lee's Theater Company / Produzent: Aaron Rosenblum / Mit: Austin Pendleton (Ed), Scott Shepherd (Matt), Pete Simpson (Drew) & Gary Wilmes (Jake) / Mitarbeit Regie: Emilyn Kowaleski / Bühne: David Evans Morris / Kostüm: Enver Chakartash / Licht: Christopher Kuhl / Ton: Chris Giarmo & Jamie McElhinney / Choreografie und Bewegung: Faye Driscoll / Dramaturgie: Mike Farry / Mitarbeit Produktion: Matthew Kagen / Management: Chloë Brown / Technische Leitung: Nathan Lemoine / Produktions-inspizienz: Stephanie Byrnes Harrell / Inspizienz: Elliott Jenetopolus / Requisiten: Elizabeth Sargent / Assistenz Dramaturgie: Eric Shethar / Regieassistenz: Braulio Cruz, Kaela Garvin, Julia Mounsey & Zachary Segel / Bühnenbild-assistenz: Cate McCrea / Kostümassistenz: Christine Stevenson / Sounddesign Assistenz: Jimin Brelsford


  • Past
    Thu 23.4.2015, 20:30 / HAU1
    Fri 24.4.2015, 20:30 / HAU1
    Sat 25.4.2015, 20:30 / HAU1


Production: Young Jean Lee's Theater Company. Coproduction: Public Theater, the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, Center Theatre Group, steirischer herbst, Festival d’Automne à Paris, and Les spectacles vivants du Centre Pompidou. It was produced by Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company (Young Jean Lee, Artistic Director; Aaron Rosenblum, Producing Director).  With special thanks to Hebbel Au Ufer.


Supported by: Doris Duke Performing Artists Awards program; the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Developed at: Brown University's Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Providence, RI.  Residency support: Park Avenue Armory, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Columbia University, and Spaceworks NYC. Thanks to: Chuck Helm, Morgan Gould, Antje Oegel, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Oskar Eustis, Maria Goyanes, Kristy Edmunds, Diane Rodriguez, Marie Collin, Veronica Kaup-Hasler, Annemie Vanackere, Rebecca Schneider, Barbara Reo, Emily Bruce, Zachery Rufa & David Milch.

Presented in the context of House on Fire with support from the Cultural Programme of the European Union.


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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