We're Gonna Die

We're Gonna Die

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16 April 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Young Jean Lee is a Korean-American playwright and director whose play about identity and privilege, Straight White Men, had been due to open at Southwark Playhouse in May. This piece, We’re Gonna Die, is a theatrical concert Lee created earlier is both mordant and oddly perky. Its honesty is terrifying and completely disarming as Lee charts a series of life events from being excluded by best friends in the playground to the agonising death of her father that remind that tragedy is part of the human condition. While we all think that we are special, and therefore should be immune, we are not. In exposing us to the worst that can happen, and doing it in such a curiously appealing and upbeat way, We’re Gonna Die offers a form of banked inoculation in preparation for that terrible day when tragedy derails us and the instinct is to cry, “why me?””
“Young Jean Lee is a Korean-American artist who has performed across the world. This piece from 2011 was filmed in New York’s Lincoln Centre and feels…somewhat relevant to present circumstances…”

Overview

We’re Gonna Die premiered in April 2011 at Joe’s Pub in New York City.

It was performed by:
Michael Hanf
Nick Jenkins
Benedict Kupstas
Young Jean Lee
Tim Simmonds

Written by Young Jean Lee. Directed by Paul Lazar. Produced by Caleb Hammons. Choreography by Faye Driscoll. Costume design by Roxana Ramseur. Dramaturg Mike Farry. Associate Director Morgan Gould. Production Supervisor Sunny Stapleton. Creative Consultant Eric Dyer. Lighting design by Cindy Shumsey. Sound Engineer Thanasis Psarros.

It was co-produced by 13P (Maria Goyanes, Executive Producer) and Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company (Young Jean Lee, Artistic Director; Caleb Hammons, Producing Director).

The show was developed in part through a residency at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program (space at 14 Wall Street is donated by Capstone Equities), and is presented with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Director of Photography Ben Cohen
Editor Bart Cortright
Primary Camera Operator Ben Cohen
Secondary Camera Operator Reuben Kleiner

Critic reviews

It is both mordant and oddly perky

Lyn Gardner for Streamdoor

Date & time

Until 31 Oct
Available Indefinitely

Venue

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