Emily June Newton (Portland, OR): Fat Cell
Physical Comedy / Clown / Interactive Performance Art
Photo by Emily June Newton
Literally and figuratively, we live within our own fat cells – physically, mentally, societally. Let’s take a moment to tighten the lens, zoom in, and ask a Fat Cell how they feel about all this publicity and attention. What will be their response to our obsession with all things FAT?
Emily June Newton is an international multi-skilled comedic performer and visual artist. Originating from Australia, she now resides in Portland, Oregon. Emily has performed both nationally and internationally with companies including Terrapin Puppet Theater (AUS), Oregon Children’s Theater (OR, USA), CoHo Productions (OR, USA), The Children’s Art Theater of China (Shanghai, CHN) and Dell’Arte International (CA, USA). Newton is interested in creating and performing eccentric, fully embodied characters that live in direct contact with an audience. Both her performance work and visual art reflects an ongoing interest in exploring the boundaries between performer and audience. Emily is best known for her characters ‘Frank’ (the world’s most entertaining entertainer), ‘Pat McKensie’ (Australia’s Cultural Ambassador for Australia, self appointed), ‘Maurice Lombardo’ and ‘The Moon’. Recently, Emily collaborated with Portland based visual artist, Mike Bennett, to create an original comedic character that lived within his immersive art experience: Wonderwood. She has been described as ‘comedic gold’ by Broadway World and a ‘standout clown’ by The Mercury PDX. Emily holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Ensemble-Based Physical Theater from Dell’Arte International CA, and is a member of the CoHo Clown Cohort in Portland, Oregon.
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