KATE randolph burns
 
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KATE RANDOLPH was born in Belleville, N.J. and given the name Kathleen Burns.  After marrying Harrison Randolph and meeting her actor father-in-law, John Randolph, who immediately began announcing her as “Kate,” she became Kate Randolph Burns, professionally. 
  

She was drawn to acting while in college, attracted by the rehearsal process because she enjoyed the opportunity to “relive the same moment over and over, practicing being in the here and now.”  She graduated with a BA in Theatre                                                                                                                                           Arts and Pre-Law.

          Shortly after moving to New York to pursue Acting (not Law), she became a practicing Buddhist and has continued her daily practice for 38 years.  She studied at HB Studios, under the tutelage of Ed Morehouse and Uta Hagen, and was immediately cast in her first Off--Broadway show at La Mama, ETC.   After turns in many Off--Broadway shows, work with several theatre companies,  various roles in summer stock and regional companies, Kate made her way to Los Angeles.  Upon her
arrival in LA, she landed a guest
spot on St. Elsewhere, the “Grey’s  
Anatomy” of the decade, which   
became her entry into TV and film.

She went on to play a variety of roles  
in both her professional and personal  
life, and is happy to return to the stage 
and to the “process,” in this 
beautiful piece of theatre, 
     The Belle of Amherst.
CURRENT UNDERTAKINGS:
----- Producing & performing in “The Belle of Amherst” and “Emily Dickinson Live!”
----- Employed as a Teaching Artist with The Music Center, Los Angeles 
----- Selected for the Artists Roster of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
----- Contracted to lead Professional Development Workshops for Skirball Center, Glendale Community College, Pepperdine University, Otis College of Design, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
---- Director of Community Outreach for the International Youth Media Summit

FAVORITE ROLES:
Jennie in CHAPTER TWO, Portia in JULIUS CAESAR, Mrs. Sowerberry in OLIVER, Elvira in BLITHE SPIRIT, Juliet, Lady Percy and... Emily Dickinson.

OTHER PASSIONS:
Directing, Writing, Coaching Actors, Traveling, Reading, Being a Mom

FUTURE PROJECTS:
Bringing BELLE to Broadway, Earning an M.F.A., Writing a Book, Becoming Enlightened, Changing the World :)