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LEMON - FRÅN DEF POETRY JAM TILL UPPSALA

Pressmeddelande   •   Apr 08, 2009 08:00 CEST

Lemon i Uppsala 14-18 april!

Lemon har genom tv-serien Def Poetry Jam (på HBO) blivit en internationell stjärnpoet. Han är idag erkänd som en av världens bästa poetry-slam poeter och har bl a medverkat i filmer av Spike Lee. Lemon är från Brooklyn och hittade i poesin en väg ut ur ett kriminellt liv. Den 14-18 april befinner
han sig i Uppsala under den internationella scenkonstfestivalen TUPP. Då är det Europapremiär för County of Kings: a beautiful struggle - hans självbiografiska föreställning som hade urpremiär i januari på Public Theatre i New York.

LEMON is a critically acclaimed and award-winning renaissance artist. As a poet he has the greatest number of appearances on HBO'S RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS DEF POETRY - seven times in five seasons. He is also an original cast member of RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS DEF POETRY JAM ON BROADWAY - he won a TONY award for his writing and performance, as well as a Drama Desk Award nomination. He has been a mainstay in the spoken-word and theater scene for the past decade, selling out venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Apollo Theater, Chicago Theater, and Hollywood's Kodak Theater. His film credits include THE SOLOIST, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr, a feature film which premieres in 2009, which Lemon also wrote for. Spike Lee's MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, SUCKER FREE CITY, SHE HATE ME, and the major motion picture INSIDE MAN, which Lemon appeared in opposite Denzel Washington, and Clive Owens. His theater credits include SLANGUAGE, which was directed by Jo Bonney, and premiered at the New York Theater Workshop to rave reviews and sold out shows. Nike hand picked Lemon to write a piece to help them sign basketball star Lebron James. Lemon was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he currently resides.

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Vill du träffa Lemon? Kontakta:
Kristin Ek, press och marknad
kristin.ek@uppsalastadsteater.se
tel. 018-16 03 17, 0730-71 12 23

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