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Binah: Young Jean Lee with Mina Morita

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Playwright Young Jean Lee deconstructs topics like race, class, feminism, and religion through storytelling approaches that defy tradition and expectations.With the 2018 production of Straight White Men, she became the first Asian American woman to have a play produced on Broadway. Her other plays include Untitled Feminist Show, We’re Gonna Die, The Shipment and Church. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, a Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Doris Duke Artist Award.

She’s joined in conversation by Mina Morita, Artistic Director of Crowded Fire.

David Kwan is the editor and producer of Binah, featuring remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco as part of their Arts & Ideas program.