53 min

Preston Burger Live at the Lortel: An Off-Broadway Podcast

    • Performing Arts

Preston Burger is an actor, advocate, and educator hell bent on leveling the playing field for people with disabilities in all societal domains he can. A performer and creator since childhood, Preston has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus (1998-1999 season); served as Dance Captain for Rachel Klein in her delightfully ghoulish dance-theater work The Tragedy of Maria Macabre at Dixon Place; danced a lead role in indie music video Fire To The Ground (The Forms, feat. Matt Berninger of The National); and had his original work selected for the Roundabout’s Reverb Arts Festival (under the mentorship of Jerron Herman). Currently, Preston is on the Advisory Board of EPIC Players Neuroinclusive Theater Company (where he also participates as an actor and a mentor) and the Disability Advisory Council for BEAT Global. Outside of his artistic work, Preston is the Recruiter and Candidate Success Specialist for Integrate Autism Employment Advisors, a national nonprofit staffing and recruiting agency that helps Fortune 1000 companies build autism hiring programs. Before this, he served as the CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics, and Disability Services) Advisor at Bronx Community College for 5.5 years, a role in which he supported CUNY students with disabilities. While at BCC, Preston helped start the campus’s chapter of the CUNY student advocacy group, the CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD). Preston has been featured on PunkinFutz’s Wednesdays Live! FB Live series; BronxNet’s OPEN program; Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s Disabilities Redefined with Dr. Vaigneur; and Access Champions podcast. Preston earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Theater & Dance from Princeton University; his Master of Science in Education from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus; and his Advanced Certificate in Project Management from the CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Preston Burger is an actor, advocate, and educator hell bent on leveling the playing field for people with disabilities in all societal domains he can. A performer and creator since childhood, Preston has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus (1998-1999 season); served as Dance Captain for Rachel Klein in her delightfully ghoulish dance-theater work The Tragedy of Maria Macabre at Dixon Place; danced a lead role in indie music video Fire To The Ground (The Forms, feat. Matt Berninger of The National); and had his original work selected for the Roundabout’s Reverb Arts Festival (under the mentorship of Jerron Herman). Currently, Preston is on the Advisory Board of EPIC Players Neuroinclusive Theater Company (where he also participates as an actor and a mentor) and the Disability Advisory Council for BEAT Global. Outside of his artistic work, Preston is the Recruiter and Candidate Success Specialist for Integrate Autism Employment Advisors, a national nonprofit staffing and recruiting agency that helps Fortune 1000 companies build autism hiring programs. Before this, he served as the CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics, and Disability Services) Advisor at Bronx Community College for 5.5 years, a role in which he supported CUNY students with disabilities. While at BCC, Preston helped start the campus’s chapter of the CUNY student advocacy group, the CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD). Preston has been featured on PunkinFutz’s Wednesdays Live! FB Live series; BronxNet’s OPEN program; Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s Disabilities Redefined with Dr. Vaigneur; and Access Champions podcast. Preston earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Theater & Dance from Princeton University; his Master of Science in Education from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus; and his Advanced Certificate in Project Management from the CUNY School of Professional Studies.

53 min