After earning his BFA in drama from the Tisch School of Arts at New York University in 2001, Keith Powell got to work founding the Contemporary Stage Company in Wilmington, DE. In addition to helping direct and produce several successful stage productions, Powell also set to work cultivating an acting career, making several small appearances on shows like Law & Order before landing the supporting role of comedy writer Toofer on the popular series 30 Rock.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Founded the Contemporary Stage Company, a multicultural theater in Wilmington, DE, at age 22. At the time, he was the youngest artistic director of a professional theater in the U.S.
- Produced, directed and starred in Contemporary Stage Company productions with stars such as Lynn Redgrave, Keith David and Jasmine Guy.
- Developed Whisper House, a musical-theater show, with singer Duncan Sheik.