About

Fig. 1: Kate Goerhing Headshot

An award winning actor appearing on stage, film and television, Kate Goehring includes among her many theatre credits the original Harper Pitt in the National Tour of the Michael Mayer production of ANGELS IN AMERICA for which she received Los Angeles Pride and Miami Carbonel Awards. Stage credits across America include Chicago’s Goodman and Court Theatre’s, two Humana Festivals at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Intiman Playhouse, A Contemporary Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company and Boston's Huntington Theatre. She has also worked on world premieres such as Tony Kushner’s SLAVS! (Thinking about the Longstanding Problem of Virtue and Happiness) and Emily Mann's adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD for The McCarter.

Her most recent roles include everybody in the one-person/seven-character show THE BLONDE, THE BRUNETTE AND THE VENGEFUL REDHEAD (Triad Stage); and she also played the mother of a daughter she once played – Amanda in THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Also Triad). This past year, she’s also played Bella alongside Judy Kaye in LOST IN YONKERS (Arizona Theater Company), and she just got home from playing four different roles in THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS at the Alliance.

In the past few years, work has included Elizabeth in Sharon Ott’s production of THE SYRINGA TREE; Carole Cutrere in Molly Smith’s production of ORPHEUS DESCENDING at Arena Stage; and Margaret White in Theatre Couture/PS-122’s production of CARRIE: A PERIOD PIECE, with puppets by world-renowned puppet master, Basil Twist.

Goehring hails from Mason’s Island off of Mystic, Connecticut and counts Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Larry Bird’s contribution to the Celtic’s/Lakers dynasty as driving forces in her evolution as an actor. Having grown up on a small island, the first influence is self-evident. The latter is one on which Goehring declines comment.

In film and television, Goehring has been nominated for a Chicago Emmy award for PBS’ "Moment of Rage." Across the pond she starred opposite David Jason as Detective Grace Wallace in the BBC tele-film "March in Windy City." Closer to home, she had a blind date with Dr. Green on "ER". It didn’t work out. She was married to John Rhys-Davies on "The Untouchables" but blew up in the car. She botched kidnapping a pregnant woman, turning Law and Order's Jerry Orbach into a midwife. Strike three!

She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Romantic Fiction and is an award-winning writer for nonprofit social service agencies, including Chicago’s only child welfare agency with a direct link to the Civil War; and Episcopal Social Services – one of New York City’s oldest social service agencies.

She mentions the last two facts by way of illustration: every passion counts.