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NUDE for Utopia 

Wednesday, Jan 22 2014

Untitled Feminist Show celebrates women under the guidance of experimental playwright and director Young Jean Lee. She brings together a cast of six unique players from acting, dance, and cabaret to challenge the ideas of what it means to be a woman. The all-female cast — which performs the piece in the nude, in the tradition of feminist performances such as Annie Sprinkle's Public Cervix Announcement and Yoko Ono's Cut Piece — uses humor, video, and sharp dialogue to explore gender norms. Lee, who cast the show first and then wrote her script based on conversations with her actors, studied Shakespeare at UC Berkeley before moving to New York to become a playwright. She says, "Rather than trying to define feminism, say something new about it, or make a feminist argument, we wanted to create a utopian feminist experience."

Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 8 p.m., 2014

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