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Three brothers and their father gather for Christmas to drink eggnog, play video games, and wrestle. But when one brother seems to buckle under the pressures of achievement, it becomes clear that these men are wrestling with something larger than each other. From one of the most daring writers in America comes a razor-sharp comedy that confronts the complexities of identity and hypocrisies of privilege.


Explosively entertaining...The attitudes and anxieties on display...have arrived downtown right on time.

The Washington Post

Go see Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men
…if your identity dares.

DC Metro Theater Arts


Meet the cast of Straight White Men
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The Artists


Jeymee Semiti
Stagehand-in-ChargeJeymee Semiti

Production Team

Young Jean Lee
PlaywrightYoung Jean Lee
Shana Cooper
DirectorShana Cooper
Andrew Boyce
Set DesignerAndrew Boyce
Jiyoun Chang
Lighting DesignerJiyoun Chang
Helen Huang
Costume DesignerHelen Huang
Kenny Neal
Sound DesignerKenny Neal
Allie Roy
Production Stage ManagerAllie Roy
Victoria Gruenberg
Assistant DirectorVictoria Gruenberg