Stage on Screen is a unique selection of contemporary performance films celebrating the work of top calibre PS122 artists Reggie Watts, Tommy Smith, Tina Satter and Young Jean Lee (Melbourne Festival 2012), along with long time collaborator of Okwui Okpokwasili (Bronx Gothic), Ralph Lemon.
The Shipment sees playwright and director Young Jean Lee and a cast of five African-American performers create an unsettling terrain of well-trodden stereotypes that dare audiences to laugh as they consider their own preconceptions about race and culture.
One of the leading and most provocative voices in American contemporary theatre, Lee pushes herself to new artistic heights as she confronts her fear about creating an ethnic identity play through the lens of a “black identity politics show.”
STAGE ON SCREEN
Stage on Screen is part of our program of ancillary events surrounding our New York Narratives series.
Filmed at On the Boards, Seattle WA on 3 Oct 2009