A native of Seattle, Cynthia Stroum has been an angel investor, philanthropist and U.S. Ambassador. Previous to her business and political ventures, Cynthia worked in the film industry and has continued her commitment to the arts, making her Broadway producing debut in 2004 with Broadway hit, A Raisin in the Sun, earning her a Tony® nomination.
WHAT DOES COMING TO THE 5TH MEAN FOR YOU?
It’s a place where I can be totally immersed in another world, away from my daily routine, where I am transported and entertained. I have great memories of being at the re-opening with my dad, who had been involved in the theater restoration campaign.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE 5TH?
The 5th does an amazing job at educating not only their subscribers but also in engaging and cultivating the youth in our community. I happen to love new work and was excited to participate in NextFest this summer.
WHY DO YOU SUPPORT THE 5TH?
I love that The 5th invites their donors for an inside peek of their work, like attending the read/sing through rehearsal! The entire team is very inclusive and welcoming; their love of theater is contagious!
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE MUSICAL AT THE 5TH?
It’s actually the process of making a musical that is my favorite aspect. Last year I had the opportunity to watch A Room with a View develop from workshop to main stage production.