TEDxProvincetown Presenter Bios

Speaker/Performer Bios

Maria Giese

Maria Giese, filmmaker and Provincetown native, describes how she instigated Hollywood’s gender equality movement and envisions the post-#MeToo era.

Ali Sands

Ali Sands, author and Wellfleet resident, brings her personal love story as a partner in a transgender relationship.

Roxanne Layton

Roxanne Layton, world-renowned musician with Mannheim Steamroller and Ptown resident, performs her examination of sound and how it drives our biological responses.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore, marine biologist from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, explains a turnaround story for the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Romolo Del Deo

Romolo Del Deo, international artist and Provincetown native, explains our relationship to light from an artistic and humanistic perspective.

Frank Strona

Frank Strona, health planner and former Ptown resident, shares his unique perspective on diversity and inclusion in explaining bear culture history and lifestyle.

Jay Critchley

Jay Critchley, brazen multimedia artist and Provincetown resident, squeezes his 30 years of artistic experimentation with incorporation onto the TEDx stage.

Noah Wilson Rich

Noah Wilson-Rich, ecologist and part-time Provincetown resident, unveils new research about honey DNA and how bees might be a required part of living on other planets.

Tiana Esperenza

Tianna Esperanza, a singer/songwriter from Osterville and regular Provincetown performer, examines her mixed-race heritage through her own punk-soul songbook.

Anne Stott

Anne Stott, singer-songwriter, delivers a song and story performance piece that viscerally translates the creative expansion she has experienced during her 10 years living in Provincetown.