Drawing upon over 10 years of expertise in the theater and film industries, Kenneth Sergil Adams II has excelled as the founder and chief executive officer of the production company, New Old School Productions, since 2020. A talented theater and movie actor, Mr. Adams has thrived in a variety of roles in such prestigious theater productions as “The Exonerated,” “The Tempest,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Othello,” among many other works. Likewise, Mr. Adams has been an actor in numerous movies, including “Time,” “The Perfect Moment” and “Headache.” Among the many highlights of his career, he is especially gratified to have written and produced his very first film, “Roy.”
Earlier in his career, Mr. Adams was a member of The Actor’s Project NYC between 2010 and 2012 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Arcadia University in 2007. Dedicating his spare time to civic involvement, as well, he has served as a firefighter for Engine Five in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 2016. Notably, he was an instructor in acting at his alma mater for several years and has been a donor for Second Alarmers. He is especially revered in the industry for his expertise in expressing foreign accents.
A noted member of the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia, Mr. Adams attributes much of his success to his commitment to his work, self-discipline and belief in himself in terms of the projects he assigns himself. He initially entered the film and theater industry due to his love and passion for the medium of film, including how film combines all components of sight, sound and emotion – coming into a work of art that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Looking toward the future, Mr. Adams intends to pursue acting on a full-time basis, as well as expand upon New Old School Productions. He lives and works by the motto, “Make the strange familiar and the familiar strange.”