Steph Newman is a professional actor in the entertainment industry (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, PCPA and many other theaters). She came to Roseburg in 2013 to work as the Professor of Theatre at UCC. Mrs. Newman currently serves on the Planning Commission and gets to teach Kindergarten at Winchester Elementary.

As a business owner and host of the podcast “I Love Theatre Now What,” Steph loves the power of social media; as a mom and teacher, she despises it. After having a child, she decided not to post stories of her kid online. But it wasn’t until a year later that a surprising incident sent her down a path of discovery about this very risky practice. With unsettling data about the life-long consequences that come from getting a few “likes,” she hopes to inspire ripples of change with what she has learned.

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