An experimental comedy directed
by Katherine Owens
This super-charged electronica version of the lives
of the English Romantic poets will star Shelby
Davenport as William Wordsworth, Todd Haberkorn
as Lord Byron, Shannon Kearns - Simmons as Dorothy
Wordsworth, and Kent Williams as Samuel Coleridge.
Designers will include Happy Yancey.
you thought experimental drama was weird before, just wait."
"laugh out loud funny"
"Undermain gives it an assured, even luxurious production"
Ticket prices are Wed and Thurs $15, Fri $20, and Sat $25.
Discounts are available for seniors, students and KERA members.
Call 214.747.5515 to purchase discount or group tickets.
About the playwright:
Young Jean Lee was born in Korea in 1974 and moved to the United
States when she was two. She grew up in Pullman, WA and attended
college at UC Berkeley, where she majored in English. Immediately
after college, she entered Berkeley's English PhD program, where
she studied Shakespeare for six years before dropping out and moving
to New York to become a playwright in 2002.
Since then, she has directed her plays at HERE Arts Center (Songs
of the Dragons Flying to Heaven), P.S. 122 (Pullman, WA), Soho Rep
(The Appeal), and the Ontological-Hysteric Theater (Groundwork of
the Metaphysic of Morals). She has worked with Radiohole (None of
It) and performed with the National Theater of the United States
of America (What's That On My Head?!?).
She is a member of New Dramatists and 13P, a resident artist at
HERE Arts Center and Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), and has an MFA
from Mac Wellman's playwriting program at Brooklyn College. Her
plays have been published in New Downtown Now (University of Minnesota
Press, 2006), an anthology edited by Mac Wellman and herself, and
in Three Plays by Young Jean Lee (Samuel French, 2006).
She is the 2006 recipient of grants from the Foundation for Contemporary
Arts, the Rockefeller MAP Foundation, and the Greenwall Foundation.
In 2007, she will direct Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven at
the Walker Art Center (January 18-20), the Wexner Center (January
26-28), the Warhol Museum (February 10), The Vienna Festival (May
18-21), Theaterformen in Hannover (June 15-17), and Berlin's Hebbel
Theater (October 2007). In 2008, she will direct Songs at the Flynn
Center for the Performing Arts (February 2008) and direct an untitled
new show at The Kitchen.
She will direct her new play CHURCH at PS 122 from April 26-May
13, 2007, with two workshop performances at BAX from March 30-31.
THE PLAY WILL BE PERFORMED
APRIL 21 - MAY 19 OPENING NIGHT APRIL 21
PREVIEWS APRIL 18-20
3200 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226
(between Hall and Exposition in Deep Ellum; free attended parking
at Trunk and Main)
This production is made possible,
in part, by Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Dallas-Office
of Cultural Affairs, TACA, and individual supporters. Shelby
Davenport and Shannon Kearns - Simmons appear courtesy of Actors’