Words and arts collide for Cooloongup writer Sally Newman


Cooloongup writer Sally Newman’s latest endeavour is Portraits, a show in which she will merge poetry with a capella music.
Cooloongup writer Sally Newman’s latest endeavour is Portraits, a show in which she will merge poetry with a capella music.

COOLOONGUP writer Sally Newman’s latest endeavour is a show featuring a collision of a capella choral music infused with dramatic poetry.

The intimate show Portraits will be set in an art gallery, which will be transformed into a portrait art exhibit backdrop featuring more than 20 local artists.

Perth accredited critic Richard Hyde said Newman’s monologues were raw and evocative.

In Portraits, Sally maintains her sincere and heartfelt style.

At face value, Portraits may seem to be just a journey of one woman’s story through life and love; but it will take just a few moments for the audience to realise they are, in fact, part of the story and that the poetry, songs and pictures are very much relatable.

Sally offers the audience a chance to lose themselves completely into a world of creativity and music.

She prides herself on creating shows that are truly a full theatre experience.

Portraits includes post show entertainment with live music, supper and an art exhibit. Newman is excited to welcome more than 20 local Peel artists to the Portrait exhibition.

Sally published her first book of poetry to a successful print run and has developed a production company Lyrical Infusion.

Her aim is to bring spoken word theatre and live music to the wider community.