Hosted by Katherine Strohmaier
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes

Seattle Actors Workshop returns to bring you another intimate evening with your favorite theatre artists. From New York to Seattle, Anne Allgood has performed on stages across the country. Get the scoop on her career and travels when she sits down with fellow artist and 5th Avenue favorite, Katherine Strohmaier, for an informal conversation about theatre, music, and their adventures performing at home and abroad.

Part of the series: ACTChat

Photo Credit: Chris Bennion

SAWSeattle Actors Workshop (SAW, founded as Bridging the Gap in 2011) is a Shunpike-sponsored program aimed at providing continuing educational opportunities for professional actors, as well as fostering mentorships between new and experienced artists. SAW creates opportunities for dynamic creative exploration in which professional actors and directors are able to play and learn at all levels of their careers. To that end, theater artists ranging across generations and experience levels are brought together for thematically focused master classes. SAW is the vision of actors Morgan Rowe, Marianne Owen, and Jessica Martin, casting director Margaret Layne, and director and teacher Victor Pappas. It is also thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of many notable Seattle theater professionals who answered our invitations to come and play, and to our ACTChat audiences, who expand their theatre persective with each event. For more information, visit

Anne Allgood has happily appeared at ACT in Mary Stuart, Sugar Daddies, Ramayana, The Pinter Festival, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Das Barbecu, The Women, The Clean House, Vincent in Brixton, Eurydice, Miss Witherspoon and A Christmas Carol (twice).  Her credits encompass Broadway (Carousel, The Most Happy Fella, The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Imaginary Friends), National Tours (Floyd Collins, Parade, Evita, South Pacific, Urinetown) and regional theatres across the country. She was recently at Arizona Theatre Company and Indiana Repertory Theatre as Polly Wyeth in Other Desert Cities, and has played at every major Seattle theatre, notably in Boeing Boeing, You Can’t Take It With You, The Constant Wife and Bad Dates at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and in a dozen productions at the 5th Avenue including Candide, Oklahoma, Sunday In the Park With George and Memphis.  At Eugene Opera she has sung the roles of Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance and Katisha in The Mikado, and in March 2015 she’ll return there to play Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd.  Anne is currently in rehearsal for Arthur Miller’s The Price at ACT, and later this summer will be seen at Intiman in Angels In America.


Katherine Strohmaier has been seen by 5th Avenue audiences as Sergeant Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls and in the ensembles of The Pirates of Penzance, Elf: The Musical, Hairspray: In Concert and Singin’ in the Rain.   She has also appeared at the Village Theatre as Anisette in The Gypsy King; with Showtunes! in Falsettos (as Cordelia), Follies (as Young Sally) and High Society (as Liz Imbrie); and as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony, where she performed in the Pops concerts celebrating the music of the Mad Men era and paying tribute to late composer Marvin Hamlisch.   She spent last Christmas performing in Cole Porter’s La Revue des Ambassadeurs at L’Opera de Rennes in France,  which was later broadcast internationally on France Musique radio.