new from ‘weasleysweaters’
After Kate’s Harry Potter parody of ‘Do You Wanna Build a Snowman’ from Disney’s Frozen made its rounds on the internet, fans from around the world began uploading their own versions. Sung from the perspective of Lord Voldemort, ‘Do You Wanna Build a Horcrux’ struck a chord with Potter fans for Kate’s sympathetic portrayal of young Tom Riddle. Thank you for keeping the magic going! Kate reacts to your covers of her songs in her first ‘reaction video.’ She also created a Harry Potter themed-ASMR video.
Romeo & Juliet at dairy arts center
Kate is excited to be back at the Dairy Arts Center this spring as Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, produced by Peak to Peak Players. The show will also tour through Colorado - more details to come soon.
The wolves at boulder ensemble theatre company - DAIRY ARTS CENTER
Kate is playing #46 in the regional premiere of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe with Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado. The play is about a high school soccer team and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2017.
“When new girl No. 46 (Kate Parkin) arrives, she throws off the pack. Not just because she’s home- schooled and “needs a shower,” as one Wolf quips. No, the joke’s on them: She’s got skill. While there’s no “I” in team, as the cliché goes, there is one in scholarship.” -The Denver Post
“Why does number 46 live in a yurt — or a yogurt, as another girl calls it? And if she’s been to Cambodia, as she states, does that mean she has some specific knowledge of the country’s blood-soaked history? She seems to be poor. She’s new to the team, inexperienced at the game and takes three buses to get to practice. Another girl says she’s stinky. It turns out that her eccentric mother is a travel writer. What can we piece together out of these fragments?” -Denver Westword
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musical performance at mar vista art walk + geek & sundry
Kate performed at the Mar Vista Art Walk as the musical guest for the Philosopher’s Stone Poets outside of Vintage on Venice. She was also a musical artist for the Art Walk afterparty. She appeared as the musical guest on an episode of ‘Gather Your Party’ with the improv group Robot Teammate on the twitch channel of Geek & Sundry.
"THE GET" pilot ON CBS
Kate shot a co-star role on the pilot "The Get" by writer Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, 11.22.63), with Amy Brenneman and Brad Garrett.
RESIDENCY AT MOLLY MALONE’s IN LOS ANGELES
One of Kate’s favorite venues in LA became home for a while to try out new songs. With the Philosopher’s Stone Poets, a non-profit poetry group, Kate performed her original songs and covers. Some favorites included ‘tearin up my heart’ by NSYNC and her original, ‘kingdom come.’
If there was ever a video designed to make the Internet explode from joy, this is it. Los Angeles actress and self-described "Harry Potter superfan" Kate Parkin posted a video on YouTube featuring a medley of Taylor Swift songs reworked with Hogwarts-related lyrics and sung from the point of view of J.K. Rowling characters Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood and, of course, the boy wizard himself. - The Los Angeles Times
YouTube genius Kate Parkin combined two great tastes that taste more than great together — Taylor Swift and Harry Potter, to be exact — to brew the perfect parody potion. -MTV
“Bad Blood,” meet Mudblood. That's thanks to enterprising YouTuber Kate Parkin, who took several of Taylor Swift's 1989 songs and changed the lyrics into a delightful mash-up touting the values of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. -Billboard
Among the talented cast, the young lovers particularly stand out: Kate Parkin as Helena...Parkin’s body language is wonderfully expressive and her denunciation of Hermia is particularly passionate. -Los Angeles Stage and Cinema, Midsummer Night's Dream at The Odyssey Theatre