Lemon Andersen is a Tony Award-winning playwright, poet, performance artist, youth empowerment activist, brand creative, and television writer. His most recent play ToasT was commissioned by the Public Theater in New York City and developed by the Sundance Institute. Andersen’s performances and writing have been hosted in venues ranging from Theatre On The Square (San Francisco), Gammage Performing Arts Center (Arizona), Spoleto Festival (Charleston), Arts and Ideas Festival (New Haven), the Chicago Theatre, and the Kodak Theatre (Los Angeles). County Of Kings, Andersen’s coming-of-age autobiographical memoir produced by Spike Lee at the Public Theater, was met with critical acclaim by The New York Times and was awarded Grand Prize at the New York Book Festival. The television adaptation of his Broadway appearances on Def Poetry Jam ran for six seasons on HBO and earned Andersen a Tony Award.