9-time Tony award-winning producer, Wendy Federman joins us for episode 125 of Relate! In this episode, Wendy and I discuss the joy of being surrounded by creative people. Especially in times of COVID, never before has it been more important to connect to our humanity, emotions, and storytelling. Wendy hits home the importance of honing your skills, continuous learning, and what it's like to produce on Broadway.
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Wendy Federman is a nine-time Tony Award winning theatre and film producer. She has also received an Olivier Award, 10 Drama Desk Awards, eighteen Outer Critics Circle Awards, and sixteen Drama League Awards for many of her nearly ninety co-productions. Wendy has a tremendous commitment to the theater arts and the generosity of her time is evident in her numerous philanthropic causes related to her profession. Wendy has served as guest lecturer for many charitable foundations and spent countless hours throughout her career mentoring aspiring producers, actors and writers. Wendy co-founded an annual fund-raising event, “Broadway’s Got Guts,” which directly benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Wendy is the chair of the Nominating Committee and also serves as co-chair of the annual Chita Rivera Awards event which celebrates the superb achievements of the top dancers and choreographers on Broadway and in film. Wendy serves as Advisor for unique works of theatrical entertainment including Particle Ink, a new live immersive theater experience utilizing augmented reality (AR), a mixed reality and game-changing technology that alters the physical world you see and experience. In addition, Wendy is a proud member of the John F. Kennedy Center’s National Committee for the Performing Arts. Wendy received the 2020 Award of Excellence from the Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C. in recognition of her notable artistic achievements as a nine-time Tony Award winning theatre producer, for her talent, creativity, and inspiration to women in her field. She was also a 2019 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor which is awarded to 100 Americans whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are worthy of commendation. Wendy has also served as trustee on several significant boards including The Foundation for Gender Equality, Bergen Performing Arts Center, MCC Theater, Gilda’s Club and Penguin Repertory Theater.
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