Kate studied Musical Theatre at Ithaca College, the Meisner technique at The William Esper Studios (NYC), and wrapped up her education studying Anthropology and Folklore at Indiana University. In addition to casting and coaching, some of her life adventures have led her to work as the VP of Marketing and PR for a major private consulting firm, spend time working at an elementary school in Tanzania, tour the country as a singing "dirty dog," work in development for National Geographic, and be a brand ambassador for numerous high end clothing and lifestyle companies. For more, check out www.kate-lumpkin.com.
Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes 'Rock Star Juggler' Marcus Monroe, Ernie Pruneda Sings a Maya Angelou Poem
Dubbed "the rock star of jugglers" by the New York Press, Marcus Monroe combines innovative juggling with a high-energy original take, making him one of the most sought-after variety performers today. Marcus is the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award, awarded once a year to a performer who exhibits an original and creative performance with the spirit and execution of Kaufman. His original one-man show, THE RISE & FALL OF Marcus Monroe, was presented at Ars Nova last month.
For the live song portion of the episode, Ernie Pruneda (SISTER ACT) premiered "On the Pulse of Morning," featuring Gillian Berkowitz on piano. Music by Joel B. New. Text from Maya Angelou's 1993 Inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. This performance is also available on YouTube and SoundCloud.
Performed live at the Dramatists Guild Fund's Music Hall.
This mini documentary tracks the journey of Joel B. New's debut EP "Cabot Cove" from concept to Kickstarter to recording studio to landing on the Broadway Records label.