Todd Boss (1968 – ) is an American multi-modal producer, writer, and innovator whose wide-ranging practice includes product development, literature, film, performance art, public art, and programmatic initiatives that often evolve into patents, companies, and nationwide activations.
His vision is to make the world more poetic. His non-traditional projects exhibit elegance of expression, simplicity of execution, accessibility, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
His work often involves development of platforms that invite collaborations: a cross-disciplinary film company (Motionpoems), a train-based augmented-reality museum, a 100-college playwrighting residency network, a poetry practice that welcomes private commissions.
"You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with, and I’ve been extremely blessed to work with some extraordinary minds, hearts, and souls. All my work is testament to their trust, their spirit, and their daring."
Impact is at the heart of Todd’s practice. His nonprofit and for-profit ventures, and most of his less structured projects, skew toward collaborations with women and people of color, or involve tangible charitable give-back for refugee relief work, childhood literacy, or disadvantaged youth travel abroad programs.
While trained as a poet with an MFA from the University of Alaska-Anchorage, Todd is equally influenced by early-career work in theater, journalism, public relations, event-management, tourism, and music. In 2018, Todd sold all his possessions and quit his lease. As a nomad, he has since circled the globe on a series of 30 consecutive house-sits.
Todd's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, National Public Radio, The London Times, American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, and many anthologies. His lyrics have been performed at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and around the world. His films have been presented in Cannes, London, New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere.
"Let's" is Todd's favorite word. Contact him below, or get in touch via social media.
New Plays on Campus
MōMōVA: The Moving Museum of Virtual Art
Todd Boss Originals have been recognized by these outlets, among many others:
Todd's currently at work on books, operas, consumer products, A.R. installations, a writer's workshop, a spoken word album, another graduate degree, and a gift box concept.
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