Not afraid to tackle thorny issues of race and religion, Young Jean Lee is New York’s most adventurous downtown playwright. She began by setting herself the most uncomfortable challenge she could imagine: to make, as a Korean-American, a work about African-American identity and politics.
Developed in collaboration with an all-black cast, this biting satire invites audiences on a rollercoaster ride through the assumptions, clichés and distortions that arise when exploring the experience of African-Americans today.
Cultural caricatures, from a foul-mouthed comedian to a drug dealer-turned-rapper superstar, are parodied in a series of variety numbers reminiscent of a minstrel show.
'A subversive, seriously funny new theatre piece' New York Times
Presented by the Barbican and LIFT
1 hour 20 mins/no interval
Age guidance 16+
Free to same-day ticket holders
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Part of LIFT 2014
Part of Theatre & Dance
Co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University and The Kitchen