August 29, 2016
Bruce A. Lemon, Jr. an actor, director, writer, and educator born and raised in Watts, CA. After attending Hampton University for Biology, then Computer Science, and finally Acting he followed a girl to New York to intern as a Stage Manager and Production Assistant at The Juilliard School. Inspired by the city and new colleagues, the next step was graduate school at The New School for Drama earning his MFA in Acting. Since then he’s worked with the numerous companies on the east coast including the Award winning Flea Theater as a member of The Bats and touring with the McCarter Theater Education Department, before coming home and diving head first into LA theatre working with the LA Opera, Son of Semele, Company of Angels, Mutineer, Illyrian Players, The Vagrancy, and more. He made his artistic home at Watts Village Theater Company (WVTC) both as an actor, Board Member, and Artistic Director. With WVTC he’s appeared in RIOT/REBELLION and FOLLOW for which he won the 2014 Broadway World LA award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. With two careers in Arts and Education, he’s excited to carry out his plans to chase dreams close to family and apply the lessons learned thus far to the benefit and re-imagining of his community.