Long time reader (and greatly missed blogger) Malachy Walsh sent me this interview with Young Jean Lee in The Nation. It's got all sorts of good stuff in it, so go check it out! I particularly appreciate this answer to a question about how "ironic" her work is:
The thing that makes it not ironic, because it comes so close, is that there's never any contempt for anybody. It exposes human idiocy, but it's from the perspective of "I'm the idiot." Irony is when the creator and actors feel superior to what they're representing. Whereas in my case what the actors are embodying may seem ridiculous, but I write from my stupid place, so it's genuinely me being that stupid. There's this ring of truth because I actually am that stupid on some level.