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Transforming the Stage through Laughter and Pain | Echo Brown | TEDxPeacePlaza
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Added Sep 6, 2016
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People want a place to be able to talk heavy topics such as race, police brutality, and all the stuff that is happening in our world. From her experiences writing a hit one-woman show, Echo Brown explores how to create such a place where we can explore weighty topics without feeling hopelessly weighed down.

Hailed as a “transformational storyteller,” Echo Brown is a writer, performer, & actress from Cleveland, Ohio. Echo’s meteoric rise in the San Francisco art scene with her hit one-woman show, Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters, has been widely praised. Attracting the attention of TV networks and literary agencies, Echo continues to garner critical praise for her stunning debut.

A graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in political science, Echo took an unusual path into theater. Echo began her career as an investigator, investigating allegations of misconduct against members of the New York City Police Department. Echo went on to study investigative journalism at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism before moving to California to work for Challenge Day, an award winning non-profit that provides transformational workshops in high schools.

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