Video: The Power of Play - Mallory Nezam

This is an exploration of play and the importance as we become adults. Play is key to enjoyment and can be beneficial in many different ways.

nezam1.pngMallory Nezam (Founder of STL Improv Anywhere) instigates unexpected creative interactions in public space. Nezam chooses to place art and play in the context of public space to disrupt routine and reconnect passerby with the magic of being alive. Interested in the experiential and bodily, her work does not point at the thing but becomes the thing and invites to audience to take active part. Nezam believes that collectively performing creative expressions in public builds a sense of connection between citizens and ownership of place.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Listen to Mallory on the MichMash podcast, with TEDxGatewayArch Co-Founder Mich Hancock. Listen Here


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