12 Minutes with Kate Sumpter
Photographing the Artists of the Satori Group 12 of 15
Photography and Q&A by LaRae Lobdell
Guest blogger Cassandra Bell
The effects of the “The Satori Group‘s” newest feature “reWilding” continue to rock the city of Seattle, and we don’t wonder why. Working with such a vivacious group was exciting and engaging and gave us a look at what it means to truly be passionate about one’s art. Someone who wholly embodies this passion is Miss Kate Sumpter, also known as “Gloria” in “reWilding“- which is about an outsider’s journey into an isolated wooded community “not too far north or too far south of anywhere.”
Check her out and check out the dates for reWilding below!
Get to Know Kate Sumpter!
PS: When you were young, did you imagine you would be on this particular journey in life? Why or why not?
KS: No. I knew I loved the performing arts- it’s been a lifelong constant as other passions came and went- but I always thought I would do something traditionally ‘important’ e.g. firefighter, politician, scientist… Joke’s on you past Kate!
PS: What is the one thing you splurge on for yourself?
KS: Shoes. Comfortable footwear is key. What if I have to run suddenly?
PS: If you could have anyone in history to be on stage with, who would it be and what scene would you play out?
KS: I suppose it would have to be, like, Hitler and we’d do the murder scene from Othello but I’d actually murder him (yes I am playing Othello in this scenario). I wouldn’t enjoy it but otherwise it seems like a waste of an opportunity to kill Hitler.
PS: What is your hidden talent (any party tricks)?
KS: I do a firework noise. I use it when people light a firework then turn their back on it. It has proven very effective.
PS: The Beatles or Elvis?
KS: My parents are both British, so Elvis never stood a chance in our household.
Go see Kate as “Gloria” in “reWilding”!
Go see “reWilding by Martyna Majok at the Satori Group in Seattle, March 1-17, 2013.