THE NEW PARADIGM THEATRE- Mentoring Tomorrow’s Artists Today

The New Paradigm Theatre

The New Paradigm Theatre is a non-profit  501(c)3  organization whose goal is to further the expansion of our networking in Fairfield County and the surrounding areas and to raise pledges. To further the community’s cultural identity with professional theater.

The New Paradigm Theatre company (www.nptheatre.org)  puts mentoring students on the front burner. By producing shows in many pockets of CT, this professional theatre company not only helps other non profits with fund raising (CT Humane Society, Center for Women and Families, United Way etc) but also has a mentoring component attached to each show that allows the students in that community to learn from the Broadway pros before the shows and to perform on stage with them. Examples are:  
AT Home in Greenwich and CT Humane Society (both are non profits) had students as singing waiters who helped to fund raise along side the professional Broadway singers who performed a show that raised money for this group. Our Youth Board helped to initiate much of this.
Holiday show in Bridgeport  at the Bijouhas 6 Broadway performers and mentoring to the students in the BPT Boy’s choir who are helping to write a portion of the show!  Also students from Yale involved in technical work and learning from the pros.
Lockwood Matthews Mansion in Norwalk, Holiday show.  Weeks before the show Broadway performers conduct session with the school children at Rowayton elementary so that they can perform along side the professionals and learn self esteem, public speaking, confidence through the Arts.
This mentoring goes beyond just teaching.  It puts the young person right next to the Broadway performer on stage.
   The best “experience” is doing!
Artistic Director, Kristin Huffman, is a Milford resident and commutes into NY when she is in Broadway shows.  She is also a professor at Univ of Hartford and Western CT State Univ.    www.kristinhuffman.com

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