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We're Gonna Die

Photos by Blaine Davis

A Special Message from Lou Reed

LCT3 Presents WE'RE GONNA DIE at the Claire Tow Theater

Young Jean Lee's Obie Award-winning piece, WE'RE GONNA DIE, returned to the Claire Tow Theater in August 2013 for another sold-out engagement.

"Sly, weird and thoroughly winning...It's forthright acknowledgement that life can be a rough business is bracing, funny and, yes, consoling."
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"Enormously touching ... Lee purchases our hearts with her bravery's own coin."
- Helen Shaw, Time Out New York

In this piece, provocative performer, playwright and director Young Jean Lee takes the stage with her band Future Wife in a life-affirming show about the thing everyone has in common: WE'RE GONNA DIE. You may be miserable, but you won't be alone.

WE'RE GONNA DIE was originally produced by Caleb Hammons for 13 Playwrights Inc, in association with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company.

WE'RE GONNA DIE was originally performed in April 2011 at Joe's Pub in New York, NY. It was also performed at the Claire Tow Theater September 12-15, 2012.

WE'RE GONNA DIE was developed in part through a residency at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program (space at 14 Wall Street is donated by Capstone Equities), and is presented with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


  • Original Music by

    Young Jean Lee, Tim Simmonds, Mike Hanf, Nick Jenkins, and Ben Kupstas

  • Performed by

    Future Wife

  • Costumes

    Roxana Ramseur

  • Lighting

    Tyler Micoleau

  • Sound

    Jamie McElhinney

  • Choreography

    Faye Driscoll

  • Associate Director

    Morgan Gould

  • Dramaturgy

    Mike Farry

  • Production Supervisor

    Sunny Stapleton

  • Producer, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company

    Aaron Rosenblum