Seeking connection through artistic expression.
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
[Newbry] instilled in Echo a proud and winning heart unguarded against pain that, when fractured, left the audience in a similar state. Hers was an astonishingly natural, at times achingly heartfelt performance that will be difficult to surpass.James Van Eaton: Fourth Wall Theatre Reviews, Fourth Wall Theatre Reviews - Eleemosynary
And then there’s Jenny Newbry’s irresistible Echo – a fine mix of her mom and grandmother, and yet somehow completely her own woman. Even in her most hypercompetitive moments, Newbry’s smiling enthusiasm and bizarre optimism shine through.Tina Arth: Westside Theatre Reviews, Westside Theatre Reviews - Eleemosynary
Go see this play! Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing. Reminded me an awful lot of a David Harrower play (A Slow Air) that I saw at 59E59 in NYC back in 2012... just an amazing coming together of a beautiful, painful, fragmented story. And it's not just because my girlfriend is in it (she is) but because she fucking KILLS IT. Seriously. The play is so moving. No frills, no fancy stage stuff, just actors getting real. And I'm going to pay Jenny Newbry the highest compliment I can give in that there were times when I forgot it was her... this woman I spend every day with. If you have a mother or have been one, you will relate. Go get your eyes wet...Tommy Harrington: Audience Member
The play's standout performance belongs to Jenny Newbry, who portrays May. She completely inhabits the part. At times her body writhes and shakes, suggesting some past traumas only hinted at by the script, yet somehow deepening its impact.Leela Ginelle: PQ Monthly, PQ Monthly - Fool for Love
Go see this play! A heartbreaking story of helplessly losing someone you love. This play is everything a one-woman-show should be. Don’t miss this powerhouse performance, you’ll be kicking yourself if you do!Steve Welsh: Audience Member - Cinnamon and Cigarettes, San Francisco Fringe Festival
This was my first SF Fringe experience and it was an excellent first taste. A young woman reminisces about a childhood friend’s difficult life as told through a plethora of characters. The writing was a nice mix – poignant, amusing and insightful. Ms. Newbry is a gifted actress who is equally good as an excited 6-year-old, proper suburbanites and a succession of well-nuanced characters stumbling through hard lives. I was impressed (and am not affiliated with the production or the festival.)R. Lowe: Audience Member - Cinnamon and Cigarettes, San Francisco Fringe Festival
I loved it! This is a compelling, absorbing must-see show…and she’s got a beautiful singing voice.Alexa Fitzpatrick: Audience Member - Cinnamon and Cigarettes, San Francisco Fringe Festival
Her vocal abilities—Newbry sings a few Nine Inch Nails songs and does a lovely Midwestern mom—perfectly complement her steadfast, heartfelt portrayal of the numerous characters. But Newbry also knows when to step aside, and she does so gracefully, letting the story of a boy gone astray take center stage.Willamette Week: Reviewer - Cinnamon and Cigarettes, Backdoor Theatre
'Cinnamon and Cigarettes' [is] a devised solo piece by Jenny Newbry that is intensely personal and moving . . . Her singing was beautiful and sad, bringing tears to my eyes.Ronni Lacroute: Portland Theatre Sponsor
I want to underline the rave here. I saw [Cinnamon and Cigarettes] last night and woke with it this morning. And I'm just a ticketbuyer! You'll like it; two thumbs up.Mark Clark: Audience Member - Cinnamon and Cigarettes, Fertile Ground Festival
You have only one more opportunity to see this absolutely amazing work. It is most assuredly NOT your run of the mill, average solo piece. DO NOT LET IT PASS YOU BY!!Pat Lach: Audience Member - Cinnamon and Cigarettes, Fertile Ground Festival
Jenny Newbry's solo show, Cinnamon and Cigarettes, was one of the most open, honest works I've ever seen. Great storytelling and so much vulnerability. Please don't miss this show.Katie Watkins: Audience Member - Cinnamon and Cigarettes, Fertile Ground Festival
Jenny Newbry’s German “Gretchen” is perhaps the most charming of the three hostesses – while she is appropriately argumentative, bringing a Teutonic directness to her delivery . . . Her amazingly cute face goes a long way toward softening her Germanic quirks.Tina Arth: Westside Theatre Reviews, Westside Theatre Reviews - Boeing Boeing
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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).