Columbia University School of the Arts will present LULU. Described as "funny, frightening and provocative," LULU is the tale of a young woman's attempt to survive under the glare of the male gaze. The play was banned by the censors in 1892. From controversial playwright Frank Wedekind, author of Spring Awakening, this rarely-performed play gets a new production for the 21st century.
OSHEEN JONES (director) is a director, writer and visual artist. He studied for a BA in English at the University of Cambridge. Osheen has assisted Sir Trevor Nunn (Cymbeline) and worked as an Assistant Producer at the Lyric Hammersmith in London. His directing credits include: Uncle Vanya (Schapiro Studio), ThePelican (Schapiro Theater), The Seagull (Schapiro Theater), Pause a Moment: Not I and Rockaby (Hannah Barry Gallery), Crave (Edinburgh Fringe), Coat (Edinburgh Fringe), The Seagull (ADC), 1, 2, 3, 4, (5) (RSC Other Prize), Blasted (ADC), The Cabaret of Menace (Edinburgh Fringe), Attempts on her Life (HomertonTheatre), Oleanna (ADC). He is currently assisting Anne Bogart on Cafe Variations by Charles Mee.
FRANK WEDEKIND (writer) was a playwright in Germany at the turn of the 20th century. His works, often criticizing bourgeois attitudes, are considered to have influenced the move towards expressionism. He was also instrumental in the development of epic theater. Today, he is best known for the Tony-award winning musical adaptation of his first major play, SPRING AWAKENING.
EDWARD BOND (translator) is an English playwright, poet, screenwriter and director. He is the author of approximately fifty plays in a career spanning decades, yet he remains controversial due to the violence depicted in his plays and his radical statements on modern theater and society.
JEN HOGUET (producer) is a producer and writer from Cincinnati, OH. She received her BS in Theater and History at Northwestern University. Since then, Jen has worked at theaters across the country in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Her independent producing credits include a production of Kenneth Lonergan’s This is Our Youth in Los Angeles and Suzy for President, a children’s show she wrote and toured to local New York area schools before presenting it off-off-Broadway. She is an MFA candidate in Theater Management & Producing at Columbia University.
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