Robert Galinsky

Playwright Poet

Galinsky is an NYC poet, town crier, agitator and master improvisor. Current hi-light? His Off Broadway show “The Bench, A Homeless Love Story” premiered at the Cherry Lane Theater on October 15th, 2017 and has been running weekly (with a few short breaks) since then. The Bench is currently in its third extension, now playing Fridays at 7pm at the East Village Playhouse. TEDxFultonStreet sees Galinsky collaborating with Morgan Weidinger to create another TEDxFultonStreet ‘mash up’ called: Why People Say Yes or No.

Robert Galinsky is a playwright, actor, poet, coach, entrepreneur, father, town crier and agitator. Robert helped originate the We Are Family Foundation’s program “Mattie’s Movie & Poetry Day”, is a proud 3DD facilitator and team member from the start of the Three Dot Dash Initiative, as well as Head Speaker Coach for TEDxTeen. Through, he has been invited to deliver his “Energizer” program to The Global Education and Leadership Foundation in India, TEDxTeen in London and NYC, The Fred Rogers Institute, Grey Advertising, Virgin Mobile, Thompson Reuters and the Nielsen Company, among others.

Galinsky is the founder of several social media and social justice related causes and companies including “tPOPP: The Power of Performance and Personality” through Literacy for Incarcerated Teens and the social media community He is the founder and “Principal” of the New York Reality TV School – the first and only reality TV school in the world, and is considered an innovator in experiential learning techniques and live performance.

Robert’s work as Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the pioneering online TV studio is featured in the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award winning film “We Live In Public”, which is also in the permanent film collection at the Museum of Modern Art. As an acting and ‘public personality’ coach, his clients include songwriter/vocalist and Academy Award Nominee Charles Mack and Hip Hop artist/actor 50 Cent. Robert is is a mentor at the Becoming I Foundation, a member of the Creating WE Institute, the IMPACT Repertory Theatre, the Dramatist Guild, the Drama League and Screen Actors Guild, and is a founding member of the Vamos a Sembrar Community Garden in the Lower East Side of NYC.

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFultonStreet, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxFultonStreet event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.