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Ben Newman (Oric)

Ben is a theatre artist and fly fisherman based out of Portland, OR. He is delighted to be making his Portland Playhouse debut. International: Edinburgh Fringe Festival ’13 (Underbelly, High Plains, A Western Myth, The List: Best Solo Performance). New York: Classic Stage Company (Henry VI, P3), Columbia Stages (Romeo and Juliet), Wide Eyed Productions (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest). Regional: Artists Repertory Theatre (Between Riverside and Crazy), Portland Center Stage at The Armory (Astoria: Parts 1 and 2, JAW ’14-‘16), Portland Shakespeare Project (Pericles Wet), Creede Repertory Theatre (General Store), Shaking the Tree (A Dolls House), Third Rail Repertory Theatre (Middletown), Profile Theatre (True West, Orlando, Blood Knot), Kansas City Repertory Theatre (King Lear), Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Cyrano de Bergerac), Actors Theatre Kansas City (Fifth of July, Talley and Son), Riverside Shakespeare Festival (The Imaginary Invalid, Twelfth Night). TV: Grimm (Recurring, Guest Star), The Librarians (Guest Star). Ben has devised and directed new and classical ensemble based stories in Portland, Israel, the University of Northern Colorado, and New York City. BA University of Northern Colorado. MFA University of Missouri - Kansas City. AEA/SAG-AFTRA. mbennewman.com