The 2018 Edwin Booth Award honoring Young Jean Lee
Young Jean Lee is a writer, director, and filmmaker who has been called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by the New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York. She has written and directed ten shows in New York with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company and toured her work to over thirty cities around the world. Her plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, and Theatre Communications Group. She has written a screenplay commission for Plan B Entertainment, and her short films have been presented at the Locarno International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and BAMcinemaFest. Lee is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, a Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a PEN Literary Award, a United States Artists Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, and the ZKB Patronage Prize of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel. She is currently working on a new Broadway play commission for Second Stage. She teaches at Stanford and Yale.
The 2018 Edwin Booth Award Ceremony honoring Young Jean Lee was filled with meaningful and moving moments. Personal remarks, performances, and an interview with our honoree brought out so many genuine feelings! Thank you, Young Jean Lee, for partaking in our celebration and inspiring all of us.
Featured Image by Blaine Davis.