Kate Lumpkin (CASTING DIRECTOR) is a New York based Casting Director and the founder of Kate Lumpkin Casting, a firm that champions new works for local, regional, national, and international clientele. Kate is also the Resident Casting Director for the Musical Theatre Factory and Midnight Theatricals in New York, as well as the US/Canadian Casting Associate for Celebrity Cruises. Prior to opening her own firm, Kate worked with the team at FOX East Coast Casting on numerous projects including, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, STAR, Scream Queens, The Orville, 24: Legacy, Prison Break and many others. Recent projects include the Kennedy Center's West Side Story, Off-Broadway's sleeper hit Afterglow, Evocation to Visible Appearance for Humana Fest at The Actors Theatre of Louisville, Diaspora at The Gym at Judson, Counting Sheep at 3 Legged Dog, The Other Side of Paradise at ArsNova, and numerous workshops of new plays and musicals. Collectively, as a casting professional, Kate has worked on over 40 TV/Film productions and 80 theatrical productions across the country. Kate is passionate about education and has been a guest teaching artist for numerous Universities, is a lecturer at many summer performing arts programs, teaches ongoing workshops, and coaches private clients across the United States. She is also currently a staff member of The Broadway Collective, where she teaches masterclasses in voice, acting, and audition technique in over twenty cites across America and at the "Gathered" summer intensives in NYC. For more information, please visit www.kate-lumpkin.com.