Photograph by Nathaniel Tilston, Sky Fish (1979)
2016 Documentary Film of Behind The Lid directed by Steve Lippman screened at HERE, NYC
2014 Documentary Film of Behind the Lid directed by Steve Lippman premiered at Brooklyn Academy of Music cinématek series Puppets on Film, New York
2007 Wrote Behind the Lid, a collaboration with director and puppeteer Basil Twist, premiered June 3, 2007 at the Silver Whale Gallery, NYC, ran for 6 weeks
Lee died June 7, 2007.
2005 Exhibition of a series of watercolor paintings at Galerie Atelier Herenplaats, Rotterdam, Holland
2003 Performer in The Nostalgic Body, collaboration between Janet Asiawa & Mary-Clare McKenna, The Silver Whale Gallery, Jeffersonville, New York
2000 Wrote and directed The Valley of Iao, La Mama E.T.C., NYC co-produced by La Mama, in association with Street Dance Productions, Inc.
1999 Performer in dance film Rolling by Alain Le Razor, choreography by Lorn MacDougal, Screened at The Ohio Theatre, NYC; Winner of Most Innovative Film, Canyonlands Film Festival, Utah
1997 Directed the Matzoh Factory created and performed by Abe Wald, The Angel Orensanz, Majestic Former Synagogue, NYC
1996 Directed Pathways created & performed by Margaret Beals, The Loft Theatre NYC; Joyce Soho, NYC; Gloucester Stage, MA. Awarded – One of the Ten Best Theatre Works of the Year by the Boston Globe
Performer in Murder and murder, film directed by Yvonne Rainer
1994-1995 Performer in Karen Malpede’s Beekeeper’s Daughter (a role written for her.) The Silver Whale Gallery, NYC; The Dionysia World Festival of Contemporary Drama, Italy
1995 Video production of Sky Fish directed and produced by Doris Chase is added to the Museum of Modern Art Film Archive collection.
Performed the role of Dotty in the Foundary Theatre’s production of Deviant Craft by playwright W. David Hancock at the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, New York
1994 Concieved & Directed Angel’s Elegy, The Silver Whale Gallery, NYC
1992 Performer in Karen Malpede’s production Blue Heaven, Theatre for the New City, NYC
1990 Conceived & Directed Dragon’s Nest, La Mama Annex E.T.C., NYC in association with Women’s Interart Center
1987 Bird/Bear is screened at the Angelika Movie Theatre, NYC; Berlin Film Festival, Germany
1986 Concieved & Directed Bone Orchard, The Silver Whale Gallery, NYC; produced by Women’s Interart Center
Conceived & Directed Bird/Bear, The Silver Whale Gallery, NYC; produced by Women’s Interart Center
Bird/Bear wins the OBIE for Best New American Play
1982 Concieved & Directed Whorl, St Marks Church, NYC, produced by Women’s Interart Center.
1981 Video version of Sky Fish directed by Doris Chase for “Doris Chase Concepts” – avant-garde video art mini series for WNYC-TV
Performer in Meredith Monk’s Film, Ellis Island
1980 Conceived & Directed Bird Devil, The Silver Whale Gallery, NYC; produced by Women’s Interart Center.
1979 Forms her company, The Sky Fish Ensemble
Conceived & Directed Sky Fish, The Silver Whale Gallery, NYC; produced by Women’s Interart Center
Performer in Meredith Monk’s Recent Ruins, La Mama Annex, NYC; La Maison de la Culture de Nanterre, France; Center of Theatre Research, Milan, Italy
1976 Exhibit of paintings, St Marks Church, NYC
Performer in Meredith Monk’s, Quarry, La Mama Annex, NYC; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; International Music Theatre Festival, Florence, Italy, The Venice Biennale, Italy; The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; The Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC
Performer in Meredith Monk & Ping Chong collaboration, The Travelogue Series: Paris/Venice-Milan/Chacon, The Roundabout Theatre NYC; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; The Sigma Festival Bordeaux, France; Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio; Royal Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; St Peter’s Church, NYC; Kennedy Center, Washington, DC; Joyce Theater, NYC
1975 Directed Eric Salzman’s music drama, Lazarus, which premiered at La Mama NYC; Festival d’Autumne, Paris, France; Naples & Salerno, Italy
Co-created Stings with Margaret Beals, 92nd Street Y NYC; The Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, UK.
Performer in Meredith Monk’s & Ping Chong’s collaboration Chacon; Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
1974 Performer in Meredith Monk’s, Small Scroll, The Mickery Theatre, Amsterdam; Goddard College, Vermont; Center of Theater Research, Milan, Italy; Teatro Rondo di Bacco, Florence, Italy
1973 Exhibit of paintings, Dibdin Arts Center in Johnston, Vermont
Performer in Meredith Monk’s Education of the Girlchild, Common Ground Theatre, NYC; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; Festival d’Automne, Paris, France; Teatro Stabile, Torino, Italy; International Theater Festival, Japan; The Joyce Theatre, New York
1971 Joined Meredith Monk’s Company, The House, performer in Vessel: an opera epic; The House Gallery/ Performing Garage/Wooster Parking Lot, NYC
1961 Nagrin became the director of the New Playwright’s Theatre NYC, produced Robert Heide’s West of the Moon; Harry Tierney Jr’s The Blood Bugle
1960 Produced with James Spicer; Robert Heide’s play Hector, Kenneth Koch’s Pericles; Jean Cocteau’s Les Maries de la tour Eiffel
1958 Appeared in the Film The Blob, Paramount Pictures
1952-1963 During this period founded the following off-Broadway Theatres: The Downtown Theatre; The Sullivan Street Playhouse; Theatre One; The Bridge Theatre.
Produced some twenty plays that included: Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano and Jack; Ben Jonson, Valpone; John Stevens, Power of Dreams; Anton Chekhov’s On the Harmfulness of Tobacco; George Bernard Show The Man of Destiny
1954 Joined the Mad Anthony Players, Summer Stock, Toledo Ohio; Tennessee Williams, A Street Car Named Desire; Frederick Hugh Herbert, A Girl can Tell; William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, (Lead actress in all 3 productions.)
1954 Lead actress (known as Lee Patton) in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, Royal Playhouse, NYC
1945-51 Member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre
1945-51 University of Washington, Seattle –Drama & English (Double Major) Music & Philosophy (Double Minor)