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Interview with the cast of Young Jean Lee’s “THE SHIPMENT”

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

This is a fun video blog interview we did for The Shipment’s Canadian premiere in Toronto at the HarbourFront Centre.

“Who knew such a paramount social issue like African American racial relations could be presented and executed in such a humorous way? Without taking away from the significance of the matters it revolves around, Young Jean Lee’s THE SHIPMENT is an entertaining display of neo-minstrelsy with a shocking twist at the end.”

For the full interview click HERE


An American-Korean director and playwright tackles black politics in a challenging script that’s brutally funny, and just plain brutal.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

A great review of The Shipment by Young Jean Lee written by Carla Maga for the Torontoist, for the full review click HERE

“Everything in this play works together in harmony—all to disorient the audience as much as possible. It’s a carefully constructed sequence of manipulations that create performances as unique as each individual audience member who is reacting to them.” –  Carla Maga, The Torontoist, (May 11, 2012 AT 12:15 PM)



The Shipment Takes on Toronto, May 9-12th at The HarbourFront Centre

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

It’s been a little while since i’ve update my page but rest assured I’m dedicated to being more diligent in the coming year.

THE SHIPMENT continues its world tour — 4 years and counting, y’all.  WOW.  It has been an incredible experience to perform a work for so many years and have the opportunity to really develop and analyze the nuance and depth of the characters and scenes.  Plus, the original company is together for the first time in a year and it has been a blast!

Photo by: Paula Court

The HarbourFront Centre in Toronto is presenting The Shipment by Young Jean Lee as part of World Stage.

World Stage is committed to providing you with live performance of unparalleled quality. Part of that commitment includes exclusive opportunities to engage with the artists and performers involved with the work.

Young Jean Lee, a rising star of American theatre, dissects what it means to be black in America in this hilarious and shocking play. Brazenly theatrical and transcendentally lyrical, THE SHIPMENT moves from the urban dreams of would-be rappers to the sitcom realism of yuppie domesticity, proving that nothing is ever as it seems. With an ending guaranteed to leave jaws hanging, this is contemporary theatre at its biggest, boldest and most daring.

So far Toronto has been treating me very well, the weather has been grey and rainy, but the hotel is comfortable and the time to reflect on life outside the hustle-and-bustle of New York has been very re-energizing.

Before you go Check out this great trailer for The Shipment!


THE SHIPMENT lights up FuseBox in Austin, TX!

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

It has been an exciting year so far and many more exhilarating performance opportunities keep coming my way.

THE SHIPMENT will open as part of Fusebox, an annual contemporary art and performance festival that takes place in Austin, TX each April.  This year’s dates are April 20 – May 1, 2011.

The Fusebox creative team has curated an impressive roster of talent and I’m really excited to see the work of a number of artists I know from New York in a new context, as well as having the opportunity to sample the creativity of artists whose work I’ve thus far only enjoyed virtually.



by Young Jean Lee

April 26 – April 27

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Fusebox Festival

The Long Center for the Performing Arts

(701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78703)






Current Projects


dir Jay Scheib
ICA Boston
Friday + Saturday
September 21 + 22, 2012
7:30 pm