Emily is a theater maker and comedian specializing in the areas of cabaret and character creation.
a natural performer, emily is drawn to transforming into 'the other; the character'.
With years of MC (MAster of Ceremonies), Comedy and cabaret experience, emily loves audience interaction and strives to entertain and provoke through her own style of character performance.
a delight in drag .......
-Warp Magazine, AUS
Photos courtesy of: Shaun Wilson, Bret Salinger and Second Glance Photography.
photo courtesy of second glance photography
Emily June Newton is a theater maker and comedian character creator. Originating from Australia, she now resides in Portland, Oregon and works as a performer specializing in comedic characters. Emily has performed both national and internationally with companies including Terrapin Puppet Theatre (AUS), Tasmanian Theatre Company (AUS), Oregon Children’s Theatre (OR, USA), The Children’s Art Theatre of China (Shanghai, CHN) and Dell’Arte International (CA, USA).
Recently, she reprised her title role as Frank, in her solo show 'Frank: to be Frank' as part of CoHo Summerfest (OR) and Zero to Fierce - International Women's Theatre Festival in California. Directed by Deanna Fleysher (aka Butt Kapinski), Frank: to be Frank has toured to Canada, the east coast of America and up and down the Pacific Northwest. Emily holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International in California, and is passionate about character-driven work, interactive theater experiences, and storytelling.