Tricia Brouk is an award-winning director, writer for theater, film and television. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her expertise to the art of public speaking. She’s the executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare and has choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert. The series she directed, Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. The documentary short she directed and produced This Dinner is Full, was official selection at The New York Women in Film and Television Short Festival, as well as the NYC Independent Film Festival. She also hosts The Big Talk a podcast on iTunes, where interviews people who talk for a living as well as curates and directs an inational speaker salon.
What do I do best?
I know how to create a safe space so that creative magic happens, personally and professionally. I am an active listener, so my friends and loved ones know they can count on me to support them and provide an ear anytime. And in my business of directing film, tv, theater and producing and coaching public speakers, people are willing to go deep with me, become vulnerable, which as a result has more impact, when they are playing a scene or giving a big talk.
What makes me the best version of myself?
I’m tenacious, driven, and fearless. I have said yes to things over and over again, that I didn’t quite have the experience or know how. What I always know however, is that I can figure it out. If there isn’t a door for me to walk through, I’ll build one. If there is a show I want to direct, rather than waiting, I’ll write one. If my talents and gifts aren’t being valued, I’ll go find the communities where they are. I keep my story moving.
What are my aspirations?
I support people who are making a difference in the world, by putting them on big stages and big screens. I make documentaries about people who are doing amazing things for the world and as the Executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, I put people on my stage who have incredible ideas to share with the world.
My Biggest Success?
My biggest success is the production of my marriage. My husband, Joe Ricci, and I have been married for 9 years and we are true collaborators in the production of marriage. Being married is no joke, and I’m super proud of ours. It’s the longest run of any of my other shows!
My Most Challenging Moment?
Staying married. It’s all about accepting the challenge of choosing to stay in it, and therefore you get the deep meaningful impact from this kind of relationship. You can quit a job, or start a new career or go broke spending hundreds of thousands on Facebook ads, but if you know what it takes to create and maintain a kick- ass relationship, now you are the CEO of your life. Boom.
Keep the story moving. I also say, Accept the gift from your audience, before you give them yours.
My Favorite People/Role Models?
Choreographer-Martha Graham, Ballerina-Wendy Whelan, Cinematographer- Martina Radwan, Husband- Joe Ricci, Director- Wes Anderson, Entrepreneur- Michael Roderick.
My Favorite Places/Destinations?
Because the ocean reminds me that everything is much bigger than me and my little life, I love going to Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii anywhere with a warm ocean.
My Favorite Products/Objects?
I love Repurpose.io because I can click one button and all my podcasts go to my YouTube Channel. I also cannot live without LastPass. I log in with one password all the other passwords are there. The stress reduction from using LastPass is epic.
My Current Passions?
Making documentaries are my current passions, and curating the speaker salon. I am so excited to watch speakers walk on stage one way and off another, It’s why I get up in the morning.