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Fresh Idea Friday: Ayad Akhtar

It’s the end of the week -- when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week’s Fresh Idea Friday features Ayad Akhtar and his 2015 talk from TEDxBroadway. TEDxBroadway will be returning to the New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As you know, we sell out every year and quickly, so we encourage you to get your tickets now!Read More:Fresh Idea Friday: DJ Kurs Fresh Idea Friday: Christine Jones Fresh Idea Friday: Rachelle Pereira

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Know Someone Who Should Be in Our Young Professional Program?

Every year, we invite 40 young professionals to attend TEDxBroadway for free. But even better than a comp ticket, this group gets to join in special activities before, during and after the conference, and network with industry leaders and TEDxBroadway speakers.It’s hugely important to us that young professionals be a part of the conversation and help shape the future of Broadway. That’s why every year we’re so excited to welcome this group and hear their ideas.If you, or someone you...

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Fresh Idea Friday: DJ Kurs

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week, Deaf West Theatre's DJ Kurs says magic happens when people set aside their perceived limitations and come together with those who are different from them. Deaf West's 2015 revival of Spring Awakening marked a lot of firsts: the first Broadway musical performed simultaneously in spoken English and sign language; the first time an actor in a wheelchair starred on Broadway; and...

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Fresh Idea Friday: Christine Jones

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. Broadway News announced that the Rockwell Group is planning a Broadway-themed hotel, and "the initial 2020 art exhibition, which will be displayed in the hotel’s public spaces on a six-month rotation, will be curated by scenic designer Christine Jones." Here, Jones talks about Theatre for One, a portable, private performing arts space for one actor and one audience member with no barrier between...

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Broadway and Beyond

At last year’s TEDxBroadway, David Korins wowed everybody in the sold-out house with his talk, “3 Ways to Create a Space That Moves You.” If you were there, you heard everyone buzzing about it in the lobby at New World Stages during the cocktail hour. And the buzz didn’t stop there. In fact, it’s still happening. His talk has been watched by 1,363,971 people online and has been translated into 11 different languages. Clearly, just like the TED mission, David’s is “an...

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Fresh Idea Friday: Rachelle Pereira

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week, facilitator, coach and co-founder of EQUALibrium Group Rachelle Pereira talks about how feedback from a jerk co-worker could revolutionize performance. EQUALibrium Group is a leadership and communication consulting firm dedicated to nurturing and building Powerful Modern Leaders.TEDxBroadway will be returning to the New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As you know, we sell out every year and quickly, so we encourage you...

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National Disability Theatre Launches New Partnership

“Right now we’re at a time in our country where we really need hope, and we really need incredible artistry that can be used as evidence that our differences are our strengths,” says co-executive director of National Disability Theatre Mickey Rowe, who is autistic, in a statement to American Theatre.We couldn't agree more, which is why we're excited to learn that National Disability Theatre is launching a commissioning partnership with La Jolla Playhouse and Goodman Theatre for two new...

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Fresh Idea Friday: Kanya Balakrishna

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week, co-founder and president of The Future Project Kanya Balakrishna talks about how dreaming can be the way to transform our educational system and every student in it. The Future Project recruits, trains, and dispatches transformational leaders into high schools across the country. These leaders partner with teachers and community members to inspire and equip students to build passion-driven Future Projects in...

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STUCK Podcast: Answers to Real Workplace Questions

STUCK is a show about triumphing over common workplace dilemmas. If you know what it's like to have a problem at work without a clue what to do, listen in!Damian Bazadona, President of Situation, recently launched STUCK with the Founders of EQUALibrium Group, Katie Byrne and Rachelle Pereira. On the podcast, Damian and Rachelle weigh-in on real workplace questions that come directly from their audience. In the first season, Damian and Rachelle exchange their views on everything from creating...

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TEDxBroadway Friday: Ron Simons

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week, four-time Tony Award-winning producer Ron Simons shares his work, telling stories that address homophobia, racism and more. His method: Tell a universal story through a unique lens. He challenges his audience to figure out what untold stories they want to share, and how these stories can help generations to come.TEDxBroadway will be returning to the New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As...

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