Co Ho Summerfest Frank: To Be Frank

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CoHo Summerfest Week 1:
FRANK: to be frank
Emily June Newton


World-renowned! The Rat Pack’s 17th member! America’s most entertaining entertainer! A very special leading man’s interactive live “life retrospective.” FRANK will grab you by your shoulders and make you nostalgic for a star you never knew!


Emily June Newton is a theater maker and comedian specializing in the areas of cabaret and character creation. With years of MC, comedy and cabaret experience, Emily loves audience interaction and strives to entertain and provoke through her own style of character performance.

Originating from Australia, her time in Melbourne saw her complete a Diploma of Arts – Small Companies and Community Theater and appear in the annual Moomba Festival and The Short and Sweet Festival 2006. She was a founding member of the physical theater trio The Ladder Co-operative (3D Fest ‘04 CUB Malthouse/Victoria University). Her time in Tasmania saw her perform in various shows, events and groups including: The Second Echo Ensemble, Dream Masons, founding member of The Short Back and Side Show. Emily performed regularly as characters ‘Madam Goulash’ and ‘Maurice Lombardo’ at various comedy and cabaret nights, and private functions both locally and interstate. In 2010 Emily traveled with Terrapin Puppet TheatER to Shanghai, China to devise and perform When The Pictures Came, and resulting tour to the Come Out Children’s Festival, Adelaide and 10 Days on the Island Festival, Hobart. Emily also toured state-wide with the company with The Waltzing Tree. Emily was seen as part of the Festival of Voices 2011 and 2012 at Voices of Vice where she showcased her original comedic characters to sell out houses.

In 2014 Emily completed her MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theater at Dell’Arte International School of Physical TheatER in California USA. During her MFA, she appeared in many cabarets, festivals and was employed by the Dell’Arte Theater Company for their productions of Comedy of Errors, Babes in Toyland and Korbel.

After graduation, Emily and her clown group The Defenestrators, performed at the 2014 FURY FACTORY Festival of Ensemble Theater, in San Francisco and most recently at Fertile Ground in Portland, Oregon. Emily now resides in Portland, Oregon and is currently creating a new solo show with her character ‘Frank’ under the direction of Deanna Fleysher (aka BUTT KAPINSKI). She can also be found roaming the city as PAT MCKENSIE.


CoHo Productions Presents: SUMMERFEST 2016
June 23 - July 17
4 Shows in 4 Weekends
Unknown Drag Legend. Masked Shakespearean FanFic.
Acrobatic Edwardian Servants. Laughable Panic Attacks.


$60 4-Show Pass
$45 3-Show Pass
$30 2-Show Pass
$20 Single Ticket
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By: CoHo Productions