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    By Young Jean Lee

    Presented in the inagural Over The Line Festival of Round House Silver Spring

    Directed by Michael Dove
    Designed by Stephanie P. Freed
    Featuring Nora Achrati, Blair Bowers, Kevin Hasser, Anastasia Wilson
    Stage Management by Jenn Carlson
    July 12 @ 7:30 PM
    July 13 @ 9:00 PM
    July 14 @ 9:00 PM
    July 20 @ 10:30 PM (late night)
    July 21 @ 7:30 PM
    July 22 @ 10:30 AM (early morning)
    July 26 @ 9:00 PM
    July 27 @ 7:30 PM
    July 29 @ 2:00 PM
    Every performance will be followed by an OpenForum
    "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
    Acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee transforms her life-long struggle with Christianity into an exuberant church service. Both celebratory and confrontational, Church will test the expectations of religious and non-religious alike -- looking deep into why we believe what we believe.

    Young Jean Lee has been called “a rising star” by the New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York. She has written and directed eight shows in New York with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company and toured her work to over twenty cities around the world. Her plays have been published by TCG (Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Other Plays, The Shipment and Lear) and by Samuel French (Three Plays by Young Jean Lee). She is currently under commission from Plan B/Paramount Pictures, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is a member of New Dramatists and 13P, and has an MFA from Mac Wellman's playwriting program at Brooklyn College. She has received grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Creative Capital, NYFA, NEA, NYSCA, the Jerome Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Rockefeller MAP Foundation. She is also the recipient of two OBIE Awards, the Festival Prize of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel, a 2010 Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship.