Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Def Poetry Star Steve Colman @ The Inspired Word

Poet/Spoken Word Artist Steve Colman @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC spoken word poetry event, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, NYC.

Colman is a poet, playwright, producer, and director. He co-wrote and starred in the Tony Award-winning Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and co-conceived and assistant directed Sarah Jones's Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Bridge and Tunnel, which was originally produced by Meryl Streep. He also produced Lemon Andersen's critically acclaimed County of Kings at The Public Theater. Colman began performing poetry at the Nuyorican Poets Café on Manhattan's Lower East Side. He won the National Poetry Slam championship as a member of the 1998 Nuyorican Poets Café slam team.

The Inspired Word is New York City's hottest new poetry/spoken word series, produced by longtime writer/journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner. Past features have included Patricia Smith, Suheir Hammad, Willie Perdomo, Vanessa Hidary, Lemon Andersen, Gemineye, Regie Cabico, and Oveous Maximus.

Videographer: Elaine Delehant.

Music by:: Toni Blackman, "Hollywood Dreams."

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