31% battle of the sexes
Six charismatic stars from New York’s theatre, dance, neo-burlesque underground, a far cry from Broadway, perform this show that is somewhere between militant happening, liberating choreography and cabaret. In her most recent work, the Korean-American director Young Jean Lee once again questions cultural identities and confronts us acutely and humorously with our own prejudices.
“Untitled Feminist Show” takes us into a world in which female bodies are not constrained by certain roles, but are instead free, to embody any identity, to try them out, to change again. The uninterrupted nudity of the protagonists – far from being shocking or titillating – comically and irreversibly undermines social constructions of gender and makes it hard to project overhasty categorisations on the cast members, not all of whom identify as female. The body does not have to determine one’s identity.
Young Jean Lee has taken the feminist movement of New York as a starting point, without trying to define what feminism means today, indeed, not even fighting for a contemporary feminist argument. Instead, the aim is to create a common utopian feminist experience. An experience beyond gender and sex, inspiring and bolstering.
Concept and Direction Young Jean Lee zusammen mit Faye Driscoll, Morgan Gould und der Originalbesetzung (Becca Blackwell, World Famous *BOB*, Amelia Zirin-Brown (aka Lady Rizo), Hilary Clark, Katy Pyle & Regina Rocke)
With Becca Blackwell, Hilary Clark, Cynthia Hopkins, Katy Pyle, Regina Rocke & Amelia Zirin-Brown (aka Lady Rizo)
Production Aaron Rosenblum
Scenic design David Evans Morris
Lighting design Raquel Davis
Sound design Chris Giarmo & Jamie McElhinney
Video design Leah Gelpe
Dramaturgy Mike Farry
Produktion Direction Sunny Stapleton
Associate Lighting design Ryan Seelig
Associate lighting design Bart Cortright
Associate Scenic design Kate Foster
Production direction Dominik Jutz
Technical direction Karl Masten & Hermann Schapek
Technical direction Next Liberty Richard Kornberger