TDF Conversations

Making live performance part of our daily lives
Performances never happen in a vacuum. In one way or another, our experience of theatre and dance is always impacted by what we’ve heard and seen beforehand and what we talk about after the show.

And that discussion, that context, is a crucial part of the fun. It helps live performance become part of our daily lives.

At TDF, we love those conversations. We want to have them with everyone---artists, audiences, and especially you.

If you follow the links on the right, you’ll find all the conversations TDF has started and all the ways you can participate, including our TDF Stages, our documentary film series Meet the Theatre and our Theatre Dictionary video project. We connect the audience to artists, making a space for both sides to talk, share and create community. The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) podcast series features more than three decades of priceless one-on-one interviews and panel discussions with the theatre's most distinguished luminaries. You can now listen to Masters of the Stage on tdf or subscribe to the series on iTunes. These conversations will let you hear the story of the American theatre told by those who helped chart its course. We’re always delivering new ways to look at, think about, and discuss the best of theatre and dance. 

We encourage you to join the conversation, not just here, but on  on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Dress Circle Publishing (Brisa Trinchero and Roberta Pereira, founders) is pleased to announce a partnership with TDF.  Part of the proceeds of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2  by Jennifer Ashley Tepper will benefit education programs at TDF, one of the nation's largest not- for profit performing arts service organizations dedicated to the audience. 

"We're honored to have been chosen to be the recipient of such a generous contribution," says Victoria Bailey, Executive Director of TDF. "Not only are the hundreds of theatrical anecdotes funny, enlightening and moving, but readers will be happy to know that author and publishers have committed to contributing a portion of each sale to TDF's education programs to help TDF ensure there is a new generation of theatre lovers who will also enjoy this volume and, I'm sure, many volumes to come!"

The second book in a multivolume collection The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 examines eight Broadway theaters and over 70 years of theatrical history through the voices of such Broadway greats as Jason Robert Brown, Joanna Gleason, Jonathan Groff, Jeremy Jordan, Laura Linney, Joe Mantello, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert Morse, Harold Prince, Charles Strouse, Julie Taymor, Robert Wankel, George C. Wolfe and more.  

The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 is available at


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