CURRICULUM VITAE / KELLY NESBITT

SOLO PERFORMANCES

2017 ALONE/TOGETHER: Katie Piatt and Kelly Nesbitt, Shout House Studio Theater, Portland, OR

2017 POONSTRUCK™ at 26th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, San Francisco, CA

2017 POONSTRUCK™ SOLO TOUR; San Fran, CA, Venice CA, Joshua Tree, CA, Silver City, NM, Roswell, NM, Marfa TX, and Portland, OR

2017 WHOOPEE; Sex-Positive Variety Show, Bossanova Ballroom, Portland, OR

2017 PORTfringe Theater Festival, POONSTRUCK™, Portland, ME

2017 Spectacle Garden Birthday Variety Show, The Vacuum Cleaner Attacks, Headwaters Theater, Portland, OR

2017, Open School North (middle school youth) + Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center + Kello Goeller Residency Opening on Fractals/Infinity, featured performer with youth, Portland, OR

2017, Queen Shmooquan Benefit Show starring Dr Tallulah for Colectiva Legal del Pueblo to support immigrant justice. Seattle, WA

2017, Spectacle Garden Variety Show, HAI ER HUU, Futuristic cyborg performance & viola accompaniment by Jacob Pablo Mitas, Headwaters Theater, Portland, OR

2017, Dr Tallulah Presents: POONSTRUCK ‘New Frontiers in Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON™)’, six one hour shows produced/performed by Kelly at the Fertile Ground Festival, Lightbox Kulturehaus & SomaSpace, Portland, OR

2016, The Semi Charmed Kind of Show, The New Movement Comedy Club, Austin, TX

2016, Oddville: A New Vaudeville Tradition, The Steep & Thorny, Portland, OR

2016, FOLLIES The Unofficial Best Ever Variety Show, Funhouse Lounge, Portland, OR

2016, SEX OF SELF, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

2016, COSMIC FUCKS, 3 one hour shows for ‘Come Inside Festival of Sex & Culture’, Dance Naked Productions, Headwaters Theater, Portland, OR

2016, DOG DAY DANCE, Futuristic Variety Show, Portland, OR

2016, MORGAN STREET THEATER, Ice Cream Dessert Theater, Portland, OR

2016, SPACE_TIME_SPACE, Variety Show, Shout House Studio Theater, Portland, OR

2016, 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, Variety Show, Portland, OR

2016, REVELATIONS, Variety Show produced by Dance Naked Productions, Portland, OR

2015, SACRED & PROFANE FESTIVAL, Bouffon Performance, Peaks Island, ME

2015, STORY NIGHT, Backyard Variety Show produced by Kelly Nesbitt, Portland, ME

2015, RED NOSE, Variety Show produced by Giovanni Fusetti,Boulder, CO

2015, STORY NIGHT, Backyard Variety Show produced by Kelly Nesbitt, Portland, OR

2015, SENIOR SURFANDO, Music and clown performance, Popoyo, Nicaragua

2012, PERIOD PIE CHART, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2008, L'ANIMAUX RECORD RELEASE, Solo Full Length Music Album, Portland, ME

2007, ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE, Portland, ME

2007, THE CASSANDRA PROJECT, The Crow's Funeral, St Lawrence Church, Portland, ME

2007, THE PUPPET UPRISING, Variety Show, Philadelphia, PA

2006, BARBARA COX, The Soundpost Theater, Portland, ME

2006, HALLOWS EVE, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2006, RADICACKALAKY FESTIVAL, Chapil Hill, NC

2006, THE CASCO BAY CABARET #6, Co-produced by Kelly Nesbitt, Portland, ME

2006, THE PUPPET SHOWPLACE THEATER, Brookline, Boston, MA

2006, GALLERY INZANE, Providence, RI

2006, CHUTNEY FLATS, Portsmouth, NH

2005, RECLAIMING SPACE DUMPSTER PERFORMANCE, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2005, FRANTASIA FESTIVAL, Livermoore Falls, ME

2004, THE CASCO BAY CABARET #3, Co-produced by Kelly Nesbitt. Portland, ME

2004, THE CASCO BAY CABARET #2, Co-produced by Kelly Nesbitt, Portland, ME

2004, THE PUPPET UPRISING, Variety Show, Philadelphia, PA

2004, BIG TIME SMALL TIME CONCOURSE, Variety Show, Denmark, ME

2004, THE SUNSET TAVERN, Opening Act for the Sun City Girls, Seattle, WA

2003, THE PHILADELPHIA FRINGE FESTIVAL, Philadelphia, PA

2003, RUBY, One hour original solo clown performance, The Stillhouse Studio Theater, Portland, ME

 

ENSEMBLE WORK

2017 THE WHIRLWIND SHOW, 30 artists, 6 original pieces of performance art based on the theme: US/THEM, all created in 24 hours. Portland, OR

2014, TIME-BASED ARTS FESTIVAL, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Laura/Larry Arrington: SQUART!  Spontaneous Queer Art ensemble participant Portland, OR

2013, MURMURATIONS, Ladies Theatrical Choir Co-produced by Kelly Nesbitt, Portland, ME

2012, THE CELEBRATION BARN THEATER ENSEMBLE, active core member from 2009-2012

2008, MINI CABARET, Produced a 12 member ensemble and created/presented a final physical theater performance, The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

2007, THE GARGOYLEZ, All Female Band Summer Tour, New York, Massachusetts, & Maine

2006, MUSICAL BUSKING on the streets with for one month period, Lubiana, Slovenia

2006, CREMEHORN: 72 HOUR THINK TANK & TOUR; 8 of us created a musical in 72 hours (no sleep) sequestered away on a coastal farm in Maine, then toured the show throughout New England

2006, BUFFY MILLER; Bessie Award Winning Dancer/Choreographer, Dancer in her 'Broke/Avoid This; A Choreographic Intervention' @ SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

2005/2006,  WORKNOT Vivification League  a collective congruency b/w Maine based artists & artists from across the country,  “Artists Curating Artists” series,  Portland, ME

2005, BREAD & PUPPET THEATER; extra performer along with Beth Nixon for part of this theater company's European tour, Spain

2005, FACE ON FIRE, Clown European Tour (6 shows plus Festival Internacional de Pallasses d'Andorra) with Beth Nixon in Andorra, Spain, France, Italy

2003, CERBERUS SHOAL EUROPEAN TOUR, Set design for the band, Ireland, France, Spain

2003, PORTLAND JUGGLERS GROUP, Collaborative Street performances, Portland, ME

2002, JUGGLING & STREET PERFORMANCES, Paris, France

 

TRAINING

2017 MUSHIMARU FUJIEDA, Natural Physical Poetry, Butoh Workshop, one day, Water in the Desert Theater, Portland, OR

2017 TRACY BROYLES, Altars of Reconciliation somatic workshop, one evening, The Tiny Theater, Portland, OR

2017 MIZU DESIERTO, Harvest Rituals workshop of Butoh, contemplative dance and physical theatre, one day, Water in the Desert Theater, Portland, OR

2017 LIZ BARON, Voice Training, private one/on/one 1/2 day session, Santa Cruz, CA

2017 GIOVANNI FUSETTI, Greenhouse of Fools Summer Residency, The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

2017, GIOVANNI FUSETTI, Dreambody Theater Spring Seminar; Clowns & Characters, Process Works Institute, Portland, OR

2017, KEITH HENNESSY,  1/2 day workshop on 'Practicing Death & Dying' Portland, OR

2016, DELL'ARTE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Physical Theater Summer Intensive, Blue Lake, CA

2016, DREAMBODY, Amy and Arnold Mindell, winter series, Process Works Institute, Portland, OR

2015, GIOVANNI FUSETTTI, Red Noses, 4 week intensive Clown Training, Boulder, CO

2015, RADICAL PRESENCE, Series taught by Anet Ris-Kelman, Portland, OR

2015, GIOVANNI FUSETTI, Neutral Mask, 3 Day Workshop, Portland, OR

2015, STUMPTOWN CLOWN COLLECTIVE, Playlab Series, Portland, OR

2015, FLOCK, Exquisite Corpus Experimental, Linda Austin Dance, Portland, OR

2012, ROBERT POST, Directed week long ensemble residency at The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

2011, ROBERT POST, Directed week long ensemble residency at The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

2011, PIG IRON THEATER COMPANY, Physical Theatre, winter intensive, Philadelphia, PA

2009, ROBERT POST, Directed week long ensemble residency at The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

2007, LAURIE CARLOS, (Bessie/OBIE recipient), 'THE BONES OF YOUR EXPERIENCE', one week immersion, The Celebration Barn Theater, South, Paris, ME

2006, LAURIE CARLOS, (Bessie/OBIE recipient), What do you know? 3 day workshop, hosted by The Celebration Barn Theater, held in Portland, ME

2005, GARDI HUTTER, Clown Training, one week, Festival Internacional de Pallasses d'Andorra, Andorra, Europe

2002, AVNER EISENBERG & the late JULIE GOELL, ECCENTRIC CLOWNING10 day intensive, The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

 

EDUCATION

1999, BACHELORS OF ARTS & SCIENCE DEGREE with certification in Occupational Therapy from American International College in Springfield, MA and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1997, Work Study Assistant to Alvin Paige, Artist in Residence at American International College, Springfield, MA

 

RESIDENCIES

2017 GIOVANNI FUSETTI, Greenhouse of Fools Summer Residency, one week, The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

2017 ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO self designed week long residency at Rosewell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell, New Mexico

2015, SOU'WESTER LODGE, Self directed 2 week artist residency, Seaview, WA

2012, HEWNOAKS, The University of Orono Volk Residency 2 weeks, Lovell, ME

2012, TEATRO R101, Self directed one week residency, Bogota, Colombia, South America

2012, ROBERT POST, Directed week long ensemble residency at The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

2011, ROBERT POST, Directed week long ensemble residency at The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

2009, ROBERT POST, Directed week long ensemble residency at The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

 

AWARDS GRANTS

2017 PORTfringe Festival's PEER CHOICE Award & CRITICS MERYLE STREEP Award (Excellence in Acting) for POONSTRUCK™,  Portland, Maine 

2013, GOOD IDEA GRANT FROM MAINE ARTS COMMISSION, Maine, $1,500

2012, MAINE ARTS COMMISSION VISIBILITY GRANT, Maine, $1,500

2011, PORTLAND PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL GRANT, Maine $7,000

2006, GOOD IDEA GRANT FROM MAINE ARTS COMMISSION, Maine, $1,000

 

FILM 

NOTE: I have Kevin Bacon Degree #2

2016, NBC's GRIMM, Casted television extra in 'The Beloved', Portland, OR

2016, STEFANO IABONI, Extra in his promotional film, Portland, OR

2016, HUMP! Produced another 5 minute short film (non-selected) for this Dan Savage Festival, Portland, OR

2015, IFC's PORTLANDIA, Casted television extra in 'The Spaghetti Monster', Portland, OR

2015, BUSKERFLY PRODUCTIONS, Actress in black/white short film 'Tesla', Portland, OR

2015, HUMP! Produced 5 minute short film (non-selected) for this Dan Savage Festival, Portland, OR

2011, GODZILLA, Casted as the lead Godzilla in a Great Bank short black/white film, Portland, ME

 

BOARD MEMBERSHIP

2012-2009, MAYO STREET ARTS, Community Arts & Performance Venue, Portland, ME

 

PRODUCING

2016, CREATIVE CREATURES COLLECTIVE, Co-produced monthly skillshare, Portland, OR

2016, STORY NIGHT VARIETY SHOW, Produced annually since 2012, Portland, OR & ME

2013, MURMURATIONS THEATRICAL LADIES CHOIR, Co-produced, Portland, ME

2012, SLAP Super Hero Lady Arm Wrestling of Portland, Co-produced, Portland, ME

2012, COUNTRY NIGHT, Musical Variety show, bi-annual since 2009, Portland, ME

2006-2004, CASCO BAY CABARET, Variety Show, bi-annual, co-produced, Portland, ME

2001-2013, SACRED & PROFANE FESTIVAL Organizer/performer for this annual performance arts festival held inside a bunker on Peaks Island, ME

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017 PERFORMANCE REVIEW SomaSpace

2008, MUSIC REVIEW Microphones in Trees

 

TEACHING

2007, SPINDLEWORKS, Non-profit center for disabled, Clown Workshop, Brunswick, ME

2004, OMEGA INSTITUTE, Superior Concept Puppetry Assistant Teacher, Rhinebeck, NY

2003, JUGGLING WORKSHOPS, After school program for teens, Portland, ME

 

VOLUNTEERING

2018, CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDER USA, 19th Annual Benefit Show, Volunteer Coordinator, Alberta Rose, Portland, OR

2016, CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS USA, 17th Annual Benefit Ahow, Volunteer Coordinator, Alberta Rose, Portland, OR

2011, PARTNERS FOR RURAL HEALTH IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Medical outreach in the mountains of the DR for 2 weeks, Dominican Republic

 

DENIED

Oh so many applications denied.

 

CERTIFICATES

2017, Ordained Minister. Certified MiniSISTER at your service.

SPACE WEAVERS™ - The Family Jewels

SPACE WEAVERS™ - The Family Jewels

Laura/Larry Arrington, SQUART!  Spontaneous Queer Art, Time-Based Art Festival, Sept 2014 (Jen, Kelly (center), Jackie, Heather, Paula, Allie) @ The Works at Fashion Tech, PDX,  Photo by LB Tomczak Courtesy of Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Laura/Larry Arrington, SQUART!  Spontaneous Queer Art, Time-Based Art Festival, Sept 2014 (Jen, Kelly (center), Jackie, Heather, Paula, Allie) @ The Works at Fashion Tech, PDX,  Photo by LB Tomczak Courtesy of Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Me performing inside of a dumpster for Reclaiming Space, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2005

Me performing inside of a dumpster for Reclaiming Space, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2005

On set of IFC's Portlandia television show, 2015 (far right)

On set of IFC's Portlandia television show, 2015 (far right)

Being a Bouffon, Sacred & Profane Festival, Peaks Island, Maine 2015

Being a Bouffon, Sacred & Profane Festival, Peaks Island, Maine 2015

72 HOUR THINK TANK; CREMEHORN TOUR (rehearsing here); 8 of us created a musical in 72 hours (no sleep) sequestered away on a coastal farm in Maine, then toured the show throughout New England for one week. 6 shows, Maine, Mass, Rhode Island

72 HOUR THINK TANK; CREMEHORN TOUR (rehearsing here); 8 of us created a musical in 72 hours (no sleep) sequestered away on a coastal farm in Maine, then toured the show throughout New England for one week. 6 shows, Maine, Mass, Rhode Island

WORKNOT COLLECTIVE, PORTLAND, ME (Kelly, George, Donnue,Tim, Mary, Caleb, Sara, Buffy front/middle (preparing to go to Philly Fringe Festival 2003)

WORKNOT COLLECTIVE, PORTLAND, ME (Kelly, George, Donnue,Tim, Mary, Caleb, Sara, Buffy front/middle (preparing to go to Philly Fringe Festival 2003)

Kelly left, Beth Nixon Right, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME (coming off out European clown tour)

Kelly left, Beth Nixon Right, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME (coming off out European clown tour)

PERFORMING WITH BREAD & PUPPET THEATER, SPAIN (KELLY LEFT, BETH NIXON RIGHT)

PERFORMING WITH BREAD & PUPPET THEATER, SPAIN (KELLY LEFT, BETH NIXON RIGHT)

Dancer in a Buffy Miller performance, SPACE Gallery, ME (Colleen Kinsella left, Kelly right)

Dancer in a Buffy Miller performance, SPACE Gallery, ME (Colleen Kinsella left, Kelly right)

Dancer in a Buffy Miller performance, SPACE Gallery, ME (Colleen Kinsella left, Kelly right)

Dancer in a Buffy Miller performance, SPACE Gallery, ME (Colleen Kinsella left, Kelly right)

The Cassandra Project, Portland, Maine, 2007

The Cassandra Project, Portland, Maine, 2007

Clown character Rygina June Higgenbomb, Red Noses with Giovanni Fusetti, 2015

Clown character Rygina June Higgenbomb, Red Noses with Giovanni Fusetti, 2015

One of my first clowns, Charlie, Reclaiming Space, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2005

One of my first clowns, Charlie, Reclaiming Space, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2005

Clowning European Tour with Beth Nixon, 2005

Clowning European Tour with Beth Nixon, 2005

GORDO THE GLUTTON (this was a haunted house at Mayo Street Arts, and character I would do around town) Portland, ME

GORDO THE GLUTTON (this was a haunted house at Mayo Street Arts, and character I would do around town) Portland, ME

Inside the Godzilla costume on set of the making of Greta Bank's short black/white Godzilla film, 2011

Inside the Godzilla costume on set of the making of Greta Bank's short black/white Godzilla film, 2011

Teaching Clowning, Non-profit center for disabled adults, Clown Workshop, Brunswick, Maine

Teaching Clowning, Non-profit center for disabled adults, Clown Workshop, Brunswick, Maine