We're Gonna Die
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781559364430Publication Date:
10 Dec 2015
Size: 186mm x 145mm£22.99
First Staged:
Joe's Pub, New York, 2011; Southbank Centre, London, 2015

We're Gonna Die

By Young Jean Lee

Paperback £22.99

A life-affirming, humorous show of songs and monologues drawing on real-life experiences, about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die.

You may be miserable, but you won't be alone. Witty, wise and honest, We're Gonna Die narrates Lee's experiences of loneliness and the comfort she found in simple and unexpected things following the death of her father.

This book includes a CD of all six songs (performed by Young Jean Lee with her band Future Wife) and eight monologues (performed by Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Kathleen Hanna, Adam Horovitz, Matmos's Drew Daniel, and Martin Schmidt, Sarah Neufeld, and Colin Stetson).

Press Quotes

'One of the most inexplicably pleasurable experiences of my theatergoing life... A goofily grim and oddly uplifting meditation by one of the most restlessly experimental - and wildly entertaining - writer-directors working in the theater today.'


'Young Jean Lee is, hands down, the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation... A combination of pop concert and autobiographical lament for the human condition, We're Gonna Die's forthright acknowledgment that life can be a rough business is bracing, funny, and, yes, consoling.'

New York Times
Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781559364430Publication Date:
10 Dec 2015
Size: 186mm x 145mm£22.99

Also by Young Jean Lee:

The Shipment and Lear: two plays
Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Other Plays
Straight White Men & Untitled Feminist Show: two plays
The Shipment

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