March 21, 2016

Screening and conversation:The Shipment with Young Jean Lee and Christian Parker

Columbia University School of the Arts
Courtesy of Blaine Davis.

Columbia University School of the Arts welcomes Mellon Visiting Artist & Thinker Young Jean Lee, in conversation with Christian Parker, Chair, Theatre Program, following a screening of her play The Shipment.

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The Mellon Visiting Artists & Thinkers Program brings leading creative practitioners and theorists to the School of the Arts to engage with students, the Columbia University community, and the public. With the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program creates opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with world-class artists and thinkers, while stimulating dialogue about the contribution of the arts to intellectual life and society at large.

Under the leadership of Dean Carol Becker, Columbia University School of the Arts recognizes that the art world is in the vanguard of cross-disciplinary work. While the value of field-specific knowledge and mastery cannot be denied, practitioners in the arts increasingly require the skills and the space to collaborate, improvise, and experiment across disciplines. Creating space for a deeper engagement among art practitioners and theorists based at Columbia’s School of the Arts will not only directly connect a new generation of artists to ideas useful to them in their practice, but will also provide students and scholars across the university with access to new modes of understanding generated by artists. At the same time, this project will illuminate the increasingly significant points of intersection between all disciplines that now mark the uniqueness of 21st century thought.

This event is produced with additional support of The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

Young Jean Lee is a writer, director, and filmmaker who has been called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by the New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York.


Young Jean Lee and Christian Parker at Columbia University School of the Arts

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