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Arts & Humanities

Theater

APB offers a robust roster of theater speakers, including award-winning stage actors, directors, writers, choreographers, and producers. From actors and actresses turned stage artists to diversity-focused playwrights, APB delivers keynote speakers who are well known, skillfully versed in the creative process, inspirational, and extraordinarily talented.

Theater

A Fictional Meeting of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

The Meeting is a play based on a fictional meeting of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In this moving work, playwright Stetson imagines for us what a clandestine meeting might have been like between two of the...

Academy Award Nominated Actor

Respectfully labeled as one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood and an exceptional public speaker, Samuel L. Jackson is an undisputed star. He has made an indelible mark on American cinema in his riveting...

Actor & Social Activist

An actor who has starred in such films as Home Alone and Rookie of the Year, speaker Daniel Stern is also a media literacy teacher and an activist.

Former Russian Minister of Culture

The former Russian Minister of Culture and a member of the Academy of Humanities, speaker Mikhail Shvydkoy speaks on politics, art and culture.

A Theatrical Performance

The Off-Broadway hit is back and full of the history, passion, and sheer drama that established the prominence of Chapmyn Spoken Word. This classic choreopem is redesigned with music and staged in simple elegance....

A Theatrical Performance

Informative presentation to help healing in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy. "One Race" takes an honest look at prejudice, racism, homophobia and terrorism through poignant monologues and poetic scenes...

A Theatrical Performance

"Sex, Love, and Other Stuff" is a Cabaret-style choreopoem and theatrical performance that explores stories of love and the common struggle for meaning.

Star of Seinfeld

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind show featuring stand-up comedy, music and more with Jason Alexander, the award-winning Seinfeld star.

Legendary Director, Screenwriter & Actor

A legendary filmmaker, Woody Allen redefined the comedy genre in the '70s. He is known for such films as Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the Oscar-winning Annie Hall.

Actress / Singer / Author

One of the most recognizable women in standup, Sandra Bernhard has appeared on Roseanne, Ally McBeal and Will and Grace. She is an advocate for gay and...

Award-Winning Actor

One of the most celebrated actors in cinematic history, Al Pacino has starred in The Godfather & Scent of a Woman. Pacino now steps behind the podium to offer audiences engaging & entertaining...

Actress & Singer

A self motivated young woman with a big dream, you most recently heard Anika Noni Rose as the voice of "Princess Tiana" in Disney's animated hit movie, The Princess & The Frog. A new and special kind of...

Actress of Stage & Screen

Jasmine Guy – performer, director, writer, and choreographer – played the iconic southern belle "Whitley Gilbert" on the Cosby Show spinoff A Different World. She has performed on stage, screen, and...

Golden Globe-Winning Actress & Environmentalist

Best known for her roles in Alien, Gorillas in the Mist, and Avatar, speaker Sigourney Weaver uses her stardom to shed light on environmental issues.

Boxing Heavyweight Champion

Speaker Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend both in and out of the ring. Talented and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport.

Actor & Voice of Allstate Insurance Co.

You might recognize Dennis Haysbert as the voice of Allstate Insurance Co., appearing in commercials for the company since 2003. Haysbert also captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with his...

Poet & Actor

The subject of the acclaimed documentary Lemon, speaker Lemon Andersen is taking the world of spoken word by storm with plays such as "ToasT" and "County of Kings."

Award-Winning Immersive Concert Event

Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra, combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can...

Award-Winning Producer of Broadway Shows

Vivek J. Tiwary is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television and graphic novels. On Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards...

Academy Award-Winning Actress

A young Oscar winner for her role in The Miracle Worker, Duke stunned the world when she shared her story of living with bipolar disorder in her best-selling book, A Brilliant Madness. Now an outspoken...

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