BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Keith Kountz
Thirteen year old Ajibola Tajudeen, better known as Keeme, is the host of New Paradigm Theatre's brand new web series debuting here on BroadwayWorld. "Konversations with Keeme" is show where Keeme interviews seasoned television and film professionals like Tamara Tunie of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Renee Lawless of Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots, as well as Broadway veterans such as Emmy and Grammy winner, Paul Bogaev, Emmy-nominated Scott Bryce, and Broadway pros Christine Dwyer, Kelly Grant, Juwan Crawley and more.
The series will follow Keeme's interviews as he receives advice on "the business", performing, and leadership from the pros in the performing arts industry. These interviews will be released weekly on Broadwayworld.
New Paradigm Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through theatre arts education and productions. This series is one of the ways that NPT features their outstanding Youth Board of directors (all the production and on-camera work is facilitated by our Youth with some guidance from our Pros). Artistic Director and Broadway veteran, Kristin Huffman says, "New Paradigm is a theatre with a social conscience. We produce events and shows that not only entertain with Broadway pros, but that also connect directly to our community and teach youth leadership.
This summer NPT is producing The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Aug 18/19) at Fairfield Theatre in Connecticut with an all-star line up as well as featuring local youth. For this show NPT is proud to partner with the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and caring for survivors of burns, as well as providing awareness and education for preventing burn injuries. These survivors are often treated like outsiders or "other than" just like our Hunchback. We hope to see you at the show, or you can make a nonprofit donation at: http://www.nptheatre.org/donate/. Our staff is completely voluntary so all donations benefit our programming.
This episode features: Keith Kountz has been a fixture at News 8 (ABC in CT) for more than two decades. He currently anchors "Good Morning Connecticut" and the noon news. Keith is a recipient of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 'Silver Circle' award for 2010. Silver Circle members are honored for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry for more than 25 years. Keith began his career at WTNH as a general assignment reporter in 1987. He has served as morning and weekend anchor during his tenure at News Channel 8. He left WTNH in 1998 to work as an anchor in Jacksonville, Florida, but returned to News 8 two years later. Keith has been actively involved in a number of community service organizations in the New Haven area. He has received more than 50 professional and community service awards.