Young Jean Lee
(© Gene Pittman)
Young Jean Lee
(© Gene Pittman)
Acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee will take to the stage, acting, singing, and dancing in a one-woman show at Joe's Pub in April, 2011.

The piece is the 11th production from 13P, the OBIE-winning, 13-member playwrights collective Lee joined as a founding member in 2003. The script will be written by Lee, and the music will be written and performed by Future Wife, a new music project from Lee and Brooklyn-based, British singer-songwriter Tim Simmonds.

As an early preview, Lee has released "I'm Spending Christmas Alone," the first of several songs she will make available in the months leading up to the eleven-performance run. With lyrics by Lee and music by Lee and Simmonds, the song features Lee on vocals and Christmas bells; with guitar, bass, percussion, and drum machine arranged and performed by Simmonds; and cornet and C-Melody saxophone arranged and performed by Colin Stetson.

To download the song, visit www.youngjeanlee.org/christmas.