BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Renée Lawless
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: Renée Lawless, known best for her portrayal of the matriarchal powerhouse, Katheryn Cryer on Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Notsis an accomplished theatrical actress and singer. She was seen in the Broadway National tour of Wicked, where she played the roles of the Midwife and Madame Morrible. Renée was also seen on Broadway and the National tour in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Her other TV and film credits include Heavens to Betsy (with Dolly Parton), The Lucky Ones and Bad Frank. An avid crafter and Christmas decorator, Renée is also a frequent guest with her DIY projects on Hallmark Home and Family.