Junior Ensemble Member

Blaine Newton

Blaine is a playwright, sketch writer, improviser and sometime engineer.

In 2011, he joined the cast of Red Deer’s Bullskit for two seasons as a sketch writer/performer and improviser, and he’s currently writing/performing/improvising with Improv Jelly in Red Deer. In 2016/2017 he took a number of Rapid Fire Workshops to expand his experience and broaden his perspective. This, combined with his engineering training, allows him to alter current reality by day while creating alternate realities at night. As a playwright, his work has been seen by well under a million people, and includes Edmonton’s Shadow Theatre production of “Bravo” and “Oral Fixations” (co-written with Leslie Greentree) with Red Deer’s Ignition Theatre. He has also been a frequent contributor to the Playwrights Guild of Canada Script Salon reading series in Edmonton. His writing has been described by the late Pope Benedict as “filled with warmth, particularly when burned.”

Favourites:

TV Shows: Slings and Arrows
Movies: My Favorite Year.
Actors: Dick Van Dyke. Or Alan Alda.
Video Games: What is this thing of which you speak?
Books: I can’t choose just one. They are all my people.
Authors: Leslie Greentree … or playwright Tom Stoppard.
Music: Tom Waits.
Websites: Is this the place where they keep the video games?
Food: Anything that serves as a bacon delivery mechanism.

 

This is actually my third trip through the endlessly recurring cycle that is life. I think this one is my punishment for the previous two.

Blaine Newton

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH RFT?

After doing improv in Red Deer for several years, I decided to take the RFT workshops to expand my perspective on improv. This lead, as many small steps do, to the glittering spectacle that is my current improv life.

IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR A THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

This is actually my third trip through the endlessly recurring cycle that is life. I think this one is my punishment for the previous two. Next time I hope to be one of those long-eared puppies that dominate social media.

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?

When you discover the joy of a scene and find you’re riding on the roar of the crowd.

WHAT DO YOU REGARD AS THE LOWEST DEPTH OF MISERY?

The steady cadence of a cold rain on my shallow grave.

WHICH HISTORICAL FIGURE DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH?

Lincoln. I look good in tall hats.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?

My ability to find the absurdity in anything.

ON WHAT OCCASION DO YOU LIE THE MOST?

Personal surveys.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

“Dignity. Always dignity.”

(Or “F**k the f**king f**kers and the f**king f**kers they f**ked in on”, but some find that a little less inspirational.)

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Sat Feb 01, 2020
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM MST
Sat Feb 01, 2020
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM MST
Rapid Fire Theatre