We're Gonna Die
With her band Future Wife, experimental American–Korean playwright Young Jean Lee takes the stage in a life–affirming show, about the thing everyone has in common: we’re gonna die. Described as a sort of existential cabaret, part pop concert and part autobiographical lament, Lee tells stories and sings songs about our shared human weakness, sadness, loss, ageing and the public masks we wear to hide it all. What Lee ultimately argues is that these masks we bear to conceal the true depth of our sadness keep us in isolation when we are most in need of comfort.
We’re Gonna Die is an invitation to remove those masks—we may be miserable, but we don’t have to be alone. Her band Future Wife was originally formed as an experiment after an invitation from Lou Reed to play a show at John Zorn’s New York club, The Stone. We’re Gonna Die is an evening of transcendental story-telling and raw human interaction at its most truthful —and Lou Reed loved it!