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We're Gonna Die

We're Gonna Die

By Young Jean Lee
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559364430, 48 pages, August 2015


Young Jean Lee creates a life-affirming show about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die. This book includes a CD of all six songs (performed by Young Jean Lee with her band Future Wife) and eight monologues (performed by Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Kathleen Hanna, Adam Horovitz, Matmos's Drew Daniel, and Martin Schmidt, Sarah Neufeld, and Colin Stetson).


"One of the most inexplicably pleasurable experiences of my theatergoing life . . . A goofily grim and oddly uplifting meditation by one of the most restlessly experimental--and wildly entertaining--writer-directors working in the theater today. " - Adam Green, Vogue

"Young Jean Lee is, hands down, the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation . . . A combination of pop concert and autobiographical lament for the human condition, We're Gonna Die's forthright acknowledgment that life can be a rough business is bracing, funny, and, yes, consoling. " -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times