Young Jean Lee
Doris Duke Artist Award, 2012
Young Jean Lee is a playwright and director who has created ten shows with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company including, Songs of the Dragon Flying to Heaven; Pullman, WA; The Shipment; Lear; We're Gonna Die, Untitled Feminist Show; and Straight White Men. Her plays have been published by Theatre Communications Group and by Samuel French and she has toured her work to more than thirty cities around the world. Her first short film, Here Come the Girls, was presented at The Locarno International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and BAMcinemaFest. She is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant (2006), four MAP Fund grants, two OBIE awards, a Creative Capital Award (2009), the Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2010), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011), and is a former member of New Dramatists and 13P. She is currently a resident artist with The Wooster Group and recently completed her second short film, A Meaning Full Life.