About the Grant

$22,000 to support THE SHIPMENT (MAP 2007), a new hip-hop African-American identity politics performance work written by Young Jean Lee, a Korean-American.

About the Project

THE SHIPMENT is a hip-hop African-American identity-politics piece written and directed by Young Jean Lee, a Korean-American. Continuing Young Jean's artistic mission of working with subject matter that makes her uncomfortable, THE SHIPMENT will employ hip-hop dancing, African dance, rapping, and seminal African-American literature to create an extremely awkward celebration of blackness--an uneasy exploration of ethnic appropriation that combines hip-hop virtuosity with cultural cluelessness.

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Young Jean Lee and Philip Bither in Conversation
Young Jean Lee
Young Jean Lee


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