Jenny Newbry

Actor | Director | Writer

Seeking connection through artistic expression.


I am learning: that life is cyclical. Deaths and rebirths large and small, fast and slow, inner and outward, are happening all the time.

In this cycle, I am repeatedly called to discover and foster a sense of connection within myself and to my surroundings. I lose my way, and I come back to it. I am learning to recognize the security in this.

Creative, performative art is one way I reach for connection, leaning into the death and rebirth process. I act. I create. I cultivate characters and relationships, exploring the storytelling process as I walk this human journey.

I'm excited to share my highlights with you, here. I'm even more interested in conversations over coffee about the not-so-highlights that we tend not to share online -- these stumblings are our connective material and perfect fodder for the art I love to make. Please contact me if anything here resonates with you.

Let's connect. Let's create.



Drammy Awards, 2017

WINNER: Best Production of a Play, Bronte (Bag&Baggage)

NOMINATED: Best Ensemble, Bronte (Bag&Baggage)

Light Up the Stars Awards, 2016

WINNER: Best Production of a Play, Boeing Boeing

NOMINATED: Best Actress, Boeing Boeing



Dick Strange: American Made, a TV show that I produced and co-directed, is now streaming on Amazon Prime!

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  • Portland, Oregon, United States

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  • 11/29/2018 11:55 AM

Thoughts on life's highs and lows, after a visit to the ocean.

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  • 3/7/2017 12:00 AM

Archived entries of my first acting blog:

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  • 12/23/2010 12:00 AM

Link to the blog from three months I spent studying in Russia:

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Photo Credits

Owen Carey (Home, About); Casey Campbell (Bronte); Tommy Harrington (Cinnamon & Cigarettes Video); Matt Schneider (Fool for Love); Fred Loucks (Pericles); Garry Bastian (Boeing Boeing); Marlene Wanberg & Garry Louie (Much Ado About Nothing); Ray Lundgren (The Jolly Riot).