TEDxBroadway 2017: Gardiner Comfort on Owning His Disorder

Did you miss this year’s TEDxBroadway? Or do you want to relive the magic? We’ll be sharing videos of all the talks from this year’s conference over the next few weeks here on Selling Out. Or if you’re in a binge-watching mood, you can catch them all now at TEDxBroadway.com.

Today, we’re watching Gardiner Comfort talk about owning his disorder. Comfort is an actor, writer and teacher who was born and raised in New York City. He was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 7. He holds an MFA in acting from the American Repertory Theater Acting Institute at Harvard University and has traveled the world as an actor in many productions, from Shakespeare to contemporary works. His original solo show The Elephant in Every Room I Enter, created with director Kel Haney, is about his life with Tourette Syndrome and his visit to the 2014 TAA National Conference in Washington, D.C. He is an adjunct professor of theatrer at Queens College and is on the board of the NYC Chapter of the TAA.

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