TCT proudly presents the Regional Premiere of CHURCH
by Young Jean Lee
Directed by Nicole Stodard
Musical Direction by William Adams
Featuring Vanessa Elise, Carey Brianna Hart, Ann Marie Olson,
Scott Douglas Wilson & Sabrina Gore
Also featuring Mariah Busk, Anthony Calaluca, Michael Friedman,
Amy London & Miles Smith as The Praise Band
August 8 - 24, 2014
1501 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Performances Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8pm
Special Saturday Late Night Performances at 10pm
Running Time: 60m minutes (no intermission)
Rating Advisory: PG-13. Play contains some mature content.
For questions or to reserve tickets by phone, call 813.220.1546
About the Play
Let Thinking Cap convert you into a theatre lover with the Florida premiere of Church by Young Jean Lee.
the true spirit of experimentation, this will be a site-specific performance fashioned like a "tent revival" and held outside under the stars. Don't miss this truly unique production!
In Church, acclaimed playwright Lee presents a dramatic rendering of an exuberant spiritual service that will appeal to religious and non-religious individuals alike. A charismatic preacher and three female reverends will take you on a journey that is by turns funny, musical, jarring, and ultimately moving. Never content with simple parody, Lee's ambitious aim with Church is to give her audience an authentic experience of theatrical faith.
Church premiered in April 2007 at PS 122 in New York. It
was developed through the Artist in Residence Program at Brooklyn Arts
Exchange. The Public Theater in New York remounted the play in January
Young Jean Lee has been called "a rising star" by the New York Times and "one of the best experimental playwrights in America" by Time Out New York.
About the Playwright
Young Jean Lee has been called “a rising star” by the New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York. She has written and directed eight shows in New York with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company and toured her work to over twenty cities around the world. Her plays have been published by Theatre Communications Group (SONGS OF THE DRAGONS FLYING TO HEAVEN and Other Plays, THE SHIPMENT and LEAR) and by Samuel French (Three Plays by Young Jean Lee). She is currently under commission from Plan B/Paramount Pictures, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is a member of New Dramatists and 13P and has an MFA from Mac Wellman’s playwriting program at Brooklyn College. She is the recipient of a 2005 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Individual Artist Grant, a 2007 Emerging Playwright OBIE Award, the 2007 Festival Prize of the Zuercher Theater Spektakel, a 2009 Creative Capital Grant and a 2010 Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.