Young Jean Lee

Young Jean Lee is a Brooklyn-based playwright, director, and filmmaker. She is the Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to producing her work. Her plays include Straight White Men, The Shipment, Lear, and Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven.

Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Obie Awards, a Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2019 Windham Campbell Prize for Drama, and a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award.

The Shipment is a provocative look at African-American identity in today's not-quite post-racial society.
Young Jean Lee's Lear is an alternative re-working of Shakespeare's celebrated tragedy, focusing on the king...