Pamela Newton is a playwright and choreographer. In addition to teaching choreography and stage movement, she has been choreographer and movement advisor for many theatrical productions at Boston College and in the greater Boston area. Pam co-developed Dreaming Shakespeare with director John Houchin using improvisation, self-texting, and storytelling in a reconstructed script. She also spent two years focusing on play development in Savannah, Georgia where she worked with AWOL (All Walks of Life) and through the Department of Cultural Affairs. A reading of Call Forward was performedat S.P.A.C.E. and her action play Songs from the Moon was presented in the Bonn Studio Theatre at Boston College in 2014.
Pam has received 2017 and 2018 Grants from the Maynard Cultural Council for MILL TOWN, a multi-year project involving oral histories of people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and ages. The community members involved have lived or worked in Maynard or have been entertained in the new “Assabet Village Cultural District.” The transforming creations will culminate in 2020-2021 as a major town theatrical performance to celebrate the 150thAnniversay. River Spirits (Part 1) was performed in the ArtSpace Maynard Gallery last summer.
She is currently working on FREE FLOW: Stories Songs and Dances (Part 2) of the developing production. Intrigued by evolving story in the contemporary environment, Pam is working on pieces that involve oral history, body poetry, collaborative script-making, and multi-language experimentation.