“A frenzied bacchanalia -- as a parody of performance art, it succeeds brilliantly.”


KEVIN DOYLE (IE/US) is a writer and director creating works of interdisciplinary theatre and film in the European Union and North America. He is the recipient of the Thornton Wilder Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony; the Rosette Lamont Residency for Emerging Playwrights at The Corporation of Yaddo; a Cultural Exchange Fund Award from APAP/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; a Saari Residence Fellowship at the Kone Foundation (FI); the Regina Barnes Fellowship for Economics & Social Justice at the Mesa Refuge; and was Artist-in-Residence at The Watermill Center. In 2016, his work was supported with grants from Svenska Instituet (SE), CEC ArtsLink, and the Asian Cultural Council. He pursues his own projects at the intersection of dance, film, performance, and visual arts. Recent work: THUIS: First Season of Frank with artist Evelin Brosi at the LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award in Centrale Fies (IT); these images are written on my body with choreographer Kajsa Sandström at MDT (Stockholm); Les années amputées at Nuages en pantalon (Québec City); PMURT at the Vooruit (Gent); and KONZUM | CONSUME at KNAP (Zagreb).

    The author of three screenplays and twelve plays, including STYROFOAM and CONSOLIDATION, his writing has been supported by the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Jentel Foundation, Playa, Willapa Bay AiR, Escape To Create (2014/2018), Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology (2016/2017), Fundación Valparaiso (ES), Wooda (UK), and ARC (CH). His play “when after all, it was you and me (or - the genocide play)” was Shortlisted as a Finalist for the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting at the Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester) and received an Honorable Mention for the 2016 Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize (Los Angeles). The play examines the repetitive foreign policy failures of Western governments reacting to instances of genocide in the modern era.

    In 2016, he spent three months in Bangladesh working with garment factory workers who survived the 2012 Tazreen Factory Fire for a new interdisciplinary theatre-film project that explores parallels with the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York. Doyle is working on a documentary film set in Sweden following the lives of Iraqi refugees in the suburban region of Södertälje. He is developing an original series for EU/US television exploring cultural exchange between European cities and their identically-named American counterparts.

    Doyle plays in a hypothetical band, The Mirrornauts, and works as an impromptu DJ. His writing on arts issues and politics has appeared in the French journal Actes du Théâtre, the Dutch magazine diggit, the Kone Foundation (Finland), and in Arts & International Affairs (Edinburgh). He wishes to thank the French dramatist Michel Vinaver, for his continued dialogue and encouragement.

SAUDA JACKSON is an actor who has had the distinct pleasure of working at the forefront of experimental New York theatre. Originally from Chicago, Jackson studied Acting at Eastern Illinois University and Brooklyn College-CUNY. Jackson has worked with International WOW Company on Limitless Joy and The Expense of Spirit; producer/director DJ Mendel on his film adaptation of Richard Foreman’s Planet Earth; and finally with Sponsored By Nobody on Behind The Bullseye, ATM or this is [not] new york, THE AЯTS and as a regular featured actor in SBN’s Tropismes series at JACK in Brooklyn.
MAYRA CASTRO (assistant director) is a native of Santiago, Chile -- where she studied film at Escuela De Cine De Chile. Specializing in Production Design, she worked in the independent Chilean film industry before moving to New York to study acting. Castro graduated from the New York Film Academy and discovered Sponsored By Nobody. She debuted as a cast member of Behind The Bullseye and continues to work on SBN’s film projects, the development of ATM or this is [not] new york, and THE AЯTS. Mayra recently appeared in the EU premiere of not from canada, while serving as video designer and assistant director -- a dual role she will be reprising on THE AЯTS. Castro works between New York and Chile as an art director and actor. Most recently, Mayra has directed her own short documentary films, while her photographs have received exhibitions at galleries in Mexico and Chile. There is a legend that Mayra owns a cell phone that can never be turned off. She is an avid surfer -- definitely a much better one than Doyle.
SARAH STEPHENS first met Doyle as a playwright while working on his play Compression of a Casualty in 2006. Like many women, she wondered why it took Doyle so long to get back in touch. Sarah has gone on to be an invaluable member of the company and her credits include being a core collaborator on Behind the Bullseye [Ontological Theater], WMD (just the low points) [Vooruit Arts Center] and ATM or this is [not] new york [Monty Kultuurfaktorij]. Other credits: The Accidental Patriot (Stolen Chair), and the Pulitzer Prize nominated FORCE Trilogy (Aisling Arts). FILM credits: Love You Back (Julio Barros) and Kingdom of Ultimate Power (Pilotlight Pictures). Sarah is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School. Before acting, she was a reporter and taught English in Japan. More info at www.sarah-stephens.com
JOSH EDELMANN is a native New Yorker who grew up in the East Village and the Lower East Side. A graduate of the Stella Adler Conservatory, Edelmann began working with SBN in New York on the development of W.M.D. (just the low points) in 2008 and toured with the world premiere production in Belgium and The Netherlands in 2009. He was a key collaborator for their following work -- ATM or this is [not] new york -- during development at The Watermill Center and University Settlement; which premiered in 2010. He is continuing his role in the company with the development of THE AЯTS. He would like to thank his friends and family for all of their encouragement.
MIKE CARLSEN (associate artistic director) is an actor based in New York City. A graduate of the Acting conservatory at Purchase College-SUNY, Carlsen was an original cast member of The Position. He has been seen on broadway in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia (TONY Award 2007 - Best Play) and his Off-Broadway credits include: The Wood at the Rattlestick Theatre, WTC View at 59E59; L(Y)RE at ARS NOVA and Spirits of Exit Eleven at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row. Mike is currently playing “Mikey Politano” on the Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. Other TV credits: LAST WEEK TONIGHT; 30 ROCK; PAN AM; PERSON OF INTEREST; LAW & ORDER; LAW & ORDER: CSI; and RESCUE ME. FILM credits: MENTOR, WRECK IT RALPH, A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (with Liam Neeson), 11:55 (opposite Julia Stiles), LOST CAT CORONA, and CUSTODY. Mike can be seen in the Eric Bogosian monologue “Nice Shoes” on 100(monologues), a website devoted to monologues Bogosian performed between 1980 and 2006. Carlsen was recently seen in SBN’s BEHIND THE BULLSEYE as an Assistant Store Manager with a fondness for DeGoya and Mike is core collaborator on THE AЯTS project. He is thrilled to be part of a company committed to making socially relevant theatre that makes you think with a few laughs -- before kicking you in the ass.
PAUL NEWPORT is a founding company member of Sponsored By Nobody and single-handedly mastered the marathon roles of The Sixth Man in The Position and Cute Guy in the New York production of not from canada. Since those premieres of Newport has developed W.M.D. (just the low points) and Compression of a Casualty as a core collaborator. Other New York credits: Sam Shepard's Buried Child, The Mound Builders by Lanford Wilson, and Shepard's Cowboy Mouth. His film Diaper Boy recently premiered in NYC. He holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College (CUNY). www.paulcnewport.com .
KEITH JAMAL DOWNING is a native New Yorker and the sole company member from The Bronx. His journey in theatre and film began at an early age at the Abron Arts Center, where he played Suieman in Don’t See My Bones; which was featured in the PBS documentary, Africans in America. He graduated from the Acting conservatory at Purchase College-SUNY. His recent credits include: Byron and Emily Go To Work (Dublin Fringe Festival); Sweet Back Bad Ass Song (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Melvin Van Peebles production of Ain’t Suppose Die A Natural Death (Classical Theatre of Harlem); and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. Downing has worked as a voiceover artist on the video games Liberty City’s Grand Theft Auto and Rock Star Video’s Warriors. Downing was a cast member and co-creator on SBN’s Behind The Bullseye and ATM or this is [not] new york, and he is currently developing THE AЯTS.
SCOTT MILLER is a founding member of Sponsored By Nobody and has had the pleasure of working on The Position, Fox(y) Friends, not from canada, W.M.D. (just the low points) and performing one night in Behind The Bullseye. He's thrilled to be involved in socially relevant theater that both questions our modern American lives and provides ample opportunity for onstage pants-dropping. He would like to take a moment to applaud Doyle, for his commitment to exploring important issues that miss the front page headlines. Most people refer to Scott by his aforementioned last name.  Miller's been seen throwing people in jail on One Life to Live, getting caught watching adult films in a hospital on All My Children and suffering unrequited love in the Warner Bros.' comedy, The Weekend.  Thanks very much to everyone.
APRIL SWEENEY has performed internationally in theaters and festivals in Argentina, Bolivia, France, Ireland, Hungary, and the United Kingdom. In the United States she has performed in Regional Theatre, National Tours, Off-Broadway and downtown New York Theatre over the past decade. Recent performance projects include: not from canada with Sponsored By Nobody at  Monty Arts Center (Antwerp); The Rover directed by Karin Coonrod at the WFC; The Good Person of Szechwan (Shen Te/Shui Ta) directed by Ashley Kelly Tata; Women Dreamt Horses as part of the BAIT (Buenos Aires in Translation Festival) at Performing Space 122; This Place is a Desert at both the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and as part of the 2008 Under the Radar Festival/Public Theatre; and Untitled Mars (This Title May Change) at Performance Space 122 and the National Theatre of Hungary in Budapest; Bellona, Destroyer of Cities at the Kitchen; and the U.S National Tour of A Streetcar Named Desire. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Columbia University. Ms. Sweeney is Associate Professor of Acting at Colgate University. She is working with Sponsored By Nobody for the duration of the company’s development of THE AЯTS and recently directed Kevin Doyle in PMURT at the Vooruit (Gent)
BRENDAN REGIMBAL (technical director) is a company member of Sponsored By Nobody and serves as technical director on each production. A New York theatre artist working since 2004, Regimbal has also served as the resident Stage Manager at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater and serves as one of the co-curators of its INCUBATOR residency program. Regimbal first began working with SBN as a co-designer on W.M.D. (just the low points) in 2007 and has served in that capacity on Behind The Bullseye and ATM or this is [not] new york. He has been a collaborator with several downtown NYC theatre companies and artists, including -- Title:Point Productions, 31 Down Radio Theater, The Paper Industry and the 3LD Technology Center. Regimbal served as Assistant Director to Richard Foreman on his production of Idiot Savant at the Public Theater (with Willem DaFoe).
ERIC MAGNUS is an actor and director/ designer living in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of the Performance and Interactive Media Arts MFA program at Brooklyn College. Eric appeared in Sponsored By Nobody's not from canada at Monty Kultuurfaktorij in Antwerp and took part in several readings in SBN's Tropismes series at JACK in Brooklyn. Eric has worked with Richard Foreman in Foreman and John Zorn's Astronome: A Night at the Opera at the Ontological Hysteric Theater and Idiot Savant (w/ Willem Dafoe) at the Public Theater. Other performance work includes the NYC company Object Collection's The Geometry at Chocolate Factory in Long Island City, Innova at Abrons Art Center, Actua 1 at Invisible Dog Center in Brooklyn, and No Hotel at Incubator Arts Project. Magnus has directed and performed work as part of the collective Magnus, Miller, Murdock, & Truman in BOAT at Incubator; Moat's Ear in the AXA festival (Prague) and Crazy Legs + i i i i at 94 Norman in Greenpoint Brooklyn. During 2017, he will premiere a new video performance SAME|FRAME at the Exponential Festival in Brooklyn and is working as a key collaborator on the company’s development of both katabasis and THE AЯTS.
KATEY PARKER is an actress [and occasional puppeteer] based in New York. She has performed at Performance Space 122; The Bushwick Starr; La Mama; The New Ohio Theatre; The Living Theater; Teatro Iati; and in various short and feature films. As a puppeteer she has worked with The Puppet Kitchen at Castleton Opera Festival; under Eric Wright in PS Jones and The Frozen City; and has built puppets for Pipeline Theater and Atlantic For Kids. Parker is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She first joined SBN to start work on the development of THE AЯTS and is on board for the long haul. Her complete resume and reel can be viewed at: Kateyparker.com
SEAN O'HAGAN is a founding member of Sponsored By Nobody, and has appeared in The Position (NY/MA), Compression of a Casualty, and the New York production of not from canada. He was a original collaborator on both W.M.D. (just the low points) and ATM and this is [not] new york -- appearing in the world premiere tours of both productions in Belgium and The Netherlands. Other theater credits: Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss (White Horse Theater Company), Selling Arnold (NY/CA), and Behind All Lines (Lion Theatre, Theatre Row). Sean is a member of the Old Vic New Voices network, and appeared in their US/UK Exchange at the Public Theatre. He has done commercial work for ESPN, starred in shorts for Howcast Media, and can be seen smashing Stephen Colbert's car with a sledgehammer in the film version of the Comedy Central show Strangers with Candy. Sean attended Ballard High School in Louisville, KY; Purchase College (SUNY); and studied acting with Larry Singer. He is always downloading music he won't listen to for six months, and is in constant need of a haircut.
CAITLIN BEBB is a New York-based actor, pie baker, and party maker. Caitlin is the sole company member from the quaint streets of Los Angeles, CA. She joined Sponsored By Nobody as for the development of ATM or this is [not] new york at University Settlement in New York and its world premiere in Antwerp. She returned to Belgium as part of the cast for the EU premiere of not from canada at the Monty Kultuurfaktorij. She also works with Brooklyn based theater companies Glass Bandits, Tenement Street Workshop,  Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble, and Buran Theatre Company. As a director, she has originated her own project A Sonnet is a Missed Connection – which fuses Craigslist “Missed Connections” and Shakespeare’s sonnets. Training: LA County High School for the Arts, SITI Company, BFA SUNY Purchase.
CHRIS GENTILE is a founding company member of Sponsored By Nobody. He developed the original production of The Position in New York and Massachusetts and was an original cast member of FOX(y) FRIENDS. Gentile works professionally as a voiceover artist in New York and appears regularly on television and on independent films in New York and Los Angeles. He studied Drama Studies at Purchase College (SUNY), lives in Manhattan, and has been known to go by the nickname “The Undeniable.”
JON BERNSON is an interdisciplinary playwright, musician and multimedia artist from San Francisco who has released more than twenty albums under the following names: Ray’s Vast Basement; Window Twins; THEMAYS; and Exray’s (featured in David Fincher’s Academy-Award winning film, The Social Network). He has scored more than a dozen plays and films; including recent soundtracks for Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground InjuriesAlicia's Miracle by Octavio Solis; and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Jon was a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, where he created Distant Future Symposium, a play and multimedia installation developed and performed at the de Young. His play North by Inferno, which examines the deadliest accident in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields, premiered at the 2015 Edge Works Festival in Grand Forks, ND. His second North Dakota play, Overnighters is Over, is the result of an unlikely collaboration with award-winning documentary filmmaker Jesse Moss, The International Documentary Association, The Academy of Motion Pictures and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Bernson is also known for his installations in collaboration with artist Andy Diaz; most recently Beautification Machine at Catherine Clark Gallery and the Nevada Museum of Art. Bernson is collaborating with Sponsored By Nobody as a designer for public installations and on-stage sound elements related to THE AЯTS. He is also working with Kevin Doyle as a co-collaborator on a new interdisciplinary theatre project -- WANTABLE. For more info, please visit: jonbernson.com