The New Voice You Need to Hear

We promised you new voices.

And, well, we’re certain we delivered when 17-year-old Marshall W. Mabry IV took the stage at TEDxBroadway 2019 for his talk — “The Intersectionality of Black Boys and Shakespeare.”

OK. Marshall delivered. Twice.

A little background — Marshall was one of hundreds who submitted their idea for a talk to us during our open submission period (we’ll have more news on that soon). When we got together with the alum committee to review submission videos months before the event, it was crystal clear he’d won everyone in the room.

After a few tweaks, Marshall was ready for the main event. With poise, humor and passion, he set out to explain the Bard’s truly universal themes, and how important it is to have diverse voices telling them. His voice was heard. And it was a moment nobody in that room will ever forget.

 We’re excited to share new voices when we return to New World Stages on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. It’s your chance too to share your voice and help shape the future of Broadway. Get your tickets now while they are still only $100.

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