Young Jean Lee

Opportunities: The Orchard Project Residency (New York State)

The Orchard Project provides the theatre community with a much needed resource and development center – a space for company sponsored artists to experiment and explore new ideas, as well as collaborate with other theatre companies. Participants range from emerging “on-the-cusp” companies to established leaders and may return year after year or as one-time residents. WHAT IT IS: The Exchange produces The Orchard Project, an extensive company and artist development program unrivalled by any other company in the country. At The Orchard Project, the most innovative companies and artists outside of The Exchange are invited to retreat at our space in the Catskills in order to develop their next great work. Over the past four years, 30 American and international companies have developed wor...

In Print: The State of New York City’s theatrical avant-garde…

Yesterday the Village Voice published a piece by Tom Sellar titled “The City’s Best (And Not So Best) Progressive Theater”. Its one of the only “end of the year/decade” piece to focus on  progressive/experimental/avant-garde work and companies. In it he poses… Ten years into the 21st century, it seems a fitting time to look at the state of New York City’s theatrical avant-garde. How has it evolved over the past decade? Who’s doing the most inventive work, and who’s coming up short? What exactly constitutes a vanguard these days, and where is it heading? Big Art Group, Radio Hole, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Thomas Bradshaw, Young Jean Lee, Richard Maxwell, Les Freres Corbusier, Cynthia Hopkins, Elevator Repair Service, Witness Relocatio...