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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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Get to Know TEDxBroadway Speaker DJ Kurs

Editor’s note: Before we once again ask, “What Is the Best Broadway Can Be?” on Monday, February 22, we’re asking our TEDxBroadway 2016 speakers to tell us a little more about themselves. DJ Kurs is the artistic director of Deaf West Theatre, a position he has held since 2012. He shepherded the production of Spring Awakening from its beginnings in a 99-seat theatrer in Los Angeles to its revival on Broadway. Prior to his current position, he served as an...

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