Nonie Newton-Breen (Sister)
Nonie-Newton Breen hails from a large Irish-Catholic mob in Chicago, honing her comedy skills at the dinner table then, later at Chicago's famed Second City Theatre where she learned to "write on her feet." She performed at the Green Mountain Guild in Vermont, toured clubs and colleges in the South with the improvisation group The Reification Company. She enjoyed a long run in Jerry Mayer's "Aspirin & Elephants" at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Nonie earned an Emmy for writing and performing "Oh, Art!" in Chicago for PBS. She has appeared in soaps, sit-coms, and hidden camera shows. Television writing credits include: "Candid Camera," "CBS' Say What?," and "Late Date." Since 2001, Nonie has toured the country in the "Late Nite Catechism" plays. She has performed at The Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, The Golden Apple in Sarasota, Florida, The Laguna Beach Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, the Coronet in Hollywood, Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the Lyric in Stuart, Florida, the Empire-Majestic in San Antonio, Texas, the Kirkland Center in Washington, Olney Theatre in Maryland, Stages Theater in Houston, The Arvada Center for the Arts where she was nominated for an Ovation Award in Denver for best solo performance 2006 (Sister's Christmas Catechism). Nonie's "Sister" writes original roasts for corporate and private events. She dedicates this show to Sister Regina Theres, her fifth grade nun, who whacked her frequently… Usually for a very good reason.