Thursday, July 18, 2013
Spotlight On...Kate Middleton
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go HEELS!
Favorite Credits: As director, The People vs. Mona, Three Days of Rain, and Rubber Ducks… without a doubt. As an actor, Proof, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Circle Mirror Transformation, Noises Off, Chicago.
Why theater?: I love the collaboration. I love the deadlines. I love the magic that comes with great heart and vision and belief in a project.
Tell us about Rubber Ducks and Sunsets: Rubber Ducks is about the journey through grief and friendship. It is about growing up in some hard ways and learning about life and who you are. It is also very very funny. Oh, and has AWESOME music. ☺
What inspired you to direct Rubber Ducks and Sunsets?: Catya’s unique voice and clear characters. I also love the use of music in the play. It is hilarious and also touching. The project began within Ground UP and was created for our company’s actors. After recent events, it has become this year’s most important project.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love character driven plays that deal with real people in real situations. I love tough material that still allows you to leave the theatre feeling inspired and optimistic.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Right now, Pam MacKinnon.
What shows have you recommended to your friends?: Lately, Peter and the Starcatcher, I love it. The ensemble literally breathes together and imagination and humor are front and center. So FUN.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Either a pint of Ben and Jerry’s or going to the pet store and playing with puppies that I don’t intend to buy. ☺
If you weren’t working in theater, you would be ______?: A vet.
What’s up next?: Something exciting in October with Ground UP! More info soon!
For more on Ground Up, visit www.GroundUPproductions.org. For more on Kate, visit www.KateMiddletonActress.com