Performance by LAUREN “LOLO” PRITCHARD, Music and Lyrics of Songbird

LOLO is the composer and lyricist of the country/folk musical Songbird (book by Michael Kimmel), which had its Off-Broadway debut at 59E59 Theater in October 2015, where it debuted as a New York Times Critics’ Pick. It is being produced at Two River Theater in Red Bank from June 9 – July 1. Born and […]

Introduction by John Dias, Artistic Director of Two River Theater

John Dias assumed his position as Artistic Director of Two River Theater in August 2010 after working as a producer and dramaturg in New York for 20 years. In partnership with Managing Director Michael Hurst he has brought new vitality to the 24-year-old Red Bank theater, including launching the theater’s first literary department and commissioning […]

Ben Freeberg, Host

Ben Freeberg is a stand-up comedian and venture capitalist living in New York City. He has performed all over New York at clubs including Caroline’s, Gotham, and Dangerfield’s, and has shared the stage with Jim Gaffigan, Caroline Rhea, and many others. During the day, Ben works as a venture capital associate for Alpha Venture Partners. […]

Felecia Wellington, Host

Felecia Wellington Radel is the digital innovation editor at the Asbury Park Press. She is co-host of USA TODAY network’s Fan Theory podcast, and also writes pop culture features, creates interactive graphics, and produces photos/videos for the network. Felecia likes reading, Star Trek, long walks adjacent to the beach, and is a Golden Girls enthusiast. […]

Alex Biese, Host

A lifelong Jersey Shore resident, Alex Biese has written about the local entertainment scene since 2004. Alex joined the Asbury Park Press in 2005, and has covered film, music, television, craft beer, and pop culture at the local, regional, and national levels for the USA Today network. Alex is the co-host of the USA Today […]

JT Bowen, Vocalist

JT Bowen is legendary–in the way most aspiring young singers and artists can only hope to be. He has shaped the world around him with his voice, his music, his heart, and his soul. He has brought his home, New Jersey, to the world, and has been instrumental in shaping its sound. Since the early […]

Michela Martello, Muralist

Come interact with Michela Martello on May 18 and 19 in the Grand Arcade as she paints a mural for TEDxAsburyPark. Born in Grosseto, Italy, Michela Martello’s works are humanistic, accessible, and consistently characterized by her use of symbolism. A perpetually curious and interdisciplinary artist, she brings together the traditional and contemporary influences of a […]

Emily Grove, Musical Act

We are excited to have Emily Grove sing at TEDxAsburyPark. She has performed with just about every local artist and lent her voice to many of their recordings, as demand for her vocal talents has grown. As a solo act, she’s won awards for “Best Female Acoustic Act” at multiple Asbury Music Awards, and won […]

Heather Zeluff has a passion about training your brain

Heather is 18, a current student at St. John’s University as a Psychology major, and is trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy (ABA).  This means she is skilled in administering brain- training cognitive therapy and social skills for individual with special needs, specifically Autism. She started learning the program when she was 12 and later started […]

Felicia Simmons shares her Passion for AsburyPark on May 19

Accomplished and energetic with a solid history of achievement in organizing, Felicia has been elected twice as an Asbury Park Board of Education member. She has served as President of the Monmouth/Ocean County National Action Network, Education Chairman of Asbury/Neptune, NAACP founder of Proper Foundation and above all else, mother, daughter, artist, and friend. Felicia […]