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playwright , Theater educator

Ruth Nall Newton, American theater educator, playwright. Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association.

Background

Newton, Ruth Nall was born on December 1, 1915 in Louisville. Daughter of Hamilton Courtney and Emma Nall.

Education

Bachelor, University Louisville, 1941.

Career

Documentary film writer United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1942-1945. Actor New York City, 1954-1972. Theatrical producer, 1955-1964.

Professor Florida International University, Miami, 1981-1982, University Miami, 1981-1982, New World School of the Arts, Miami, 1982-1989.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Ends of Love, 1997, in German, 2000, (textbook) Putting You in your Acting. (plays) Cinderella, Jack & The Giant, and The Fisherman & His Wife, En Famille, The Last Run, Game, Set, Match. Producer (Off broadway) The Indian Wants The Bronx, 1968 (Vrnon Rice award, Best Off-Broadway production 1968, 3 Obies), Exiles (2 Obies), The Girl of the Golden West (Off-Broadway award).

      Director Camelot, The Sound of Music, Enter Laughing, Sextet, Sabrina Fair, Reluctant Debutante, Damn Yankees, Inherit the Wind, numrous others. Actress in (Broadway productions) Inherit the Wind, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Moonbirds, Mating Dance, Enter Laughing, (off Broadway) The Climate of Eden, Ceremony of Innocence, The Misunderstanding, The Boor. (radio and television) Nora Drake, The Right to Happiness, Whispering Streets, My True Story, Mr.

      Moto, Ma Perkins, Aunt Jenny, Our Gal Sunday, Cafe Istanbul, Naked City, Valiant Lady, Lamp Unto My Feet.

Membership

Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association.

Connections

Married David Dodson Newton, December 23, 1943 (divorced May 1950).

father:
Hamilton Courtney

mother:
Emma Nall

spouse:
David Dodson Newton