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

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KEVIN DOYLE (artistic director) - lives in the shadow of an unnecessary sports stadium in Brooklyn. A graduate in Drama Studies at Purchase College (SUNY), he has written and/or directed nine original plays; while working as a film director in France, Sweden and the United States. He is the recipient of a Thornton Wilder Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony; the 2013 Rosette Lamont Residency for Emerging Playwrights at Yaddo; a Saari Fellowship Award from the Kone Foundation (Finland); and Playwriting residencies at the Edward F. Albee Foundation (NY); Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (WY); Escape To Create (FL); Playa (OR); Willapa Bay (WA); Wooda (U.K.); and Fundación Valparaíso (Spain). Recent work: Les années amputées at Nuages en pantalon (Québec City); The Position in a Romanian translation at Theatru Godot (Bucharest);  Compression of a Casualty at Golden Thread (San Francisco); and these images are written on my body with choreographer Kajsa Sandström at MDT (Stockholm). Doyle plays in a hypothetical band, The Mirrornauts, and earns a modest living as an impromptu DJ.
 
SAUDA JACKSON is an actor who for the last ten years 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 and THE AЯTS.
 
MAYRA CASTRO is a native of Chile, where she studied filmmaking in Escuela De Cine De Chile in Santiago. Specializing in Production Design, she worked in independent Chilean short and feature film. Moving to New York in 2007 to study acting, Castro graduated from the New York Film Academy in and shortly afterwards discovered Sponsored By Nobody. She debuted as an original cast member of Behind The Bullseye and continues to work on SBN’s side film projects, as well as the development of ATM or this is [not] new york. Mayra most recently appeared in the European premiere of not from canada, while also serving as lead video designer and assistant director on the production. Castro actively works in New York as an Art Director and actor. She owns a cell phone which can never be turned off.
 
SARAH STEPHENS first met Doyle as a playwright while working on his play Compression of a Casualty. Like many women, she wondered why it took Doyle so long to get back in touch. Sarah’s SBN credits include Behind the Bullseye [Ontological Theater] and WMD (just the low points) [Belgium/Netherlands ’09 and ICE FACTORY ’08].   Other notable theatre credits include: The Accidental Patriot (Stolen Chair), and the Pulitzer Prize nominated FORCE Trilogy (Aisling Arts).  Independent 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 from its workshop days. He has been seen on broadway in Tom Stopppard's The Coast of Utopia. Off broadway credits include The Wood at the Rattlestick Theatre, WTC View at 59E59; L(Y)RE at ARS NOVA and most recently Spirits of Exit Eleven at the Lion Theatre in Theatre row. Mike's TV credits include: 30 Rock; Pan Am; Person of Interest; Law and Order; Law and Order: CSI and Rescue Me. Film credits include: Mentor, Wreck It Ralph and the upcoming A Walk Among The Tombstones with Liam Neeson. Carlsen was most recently seen in SBN’s Behind The Bullseye as an Assistant Store Manager with a fondness for DeGoya. He remains 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 since the premiere of The Position. He developed SBN's  W.M.D. (just the low points), Compression of a Casualty and not from canada. 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 who hails from The Bronx. His journey in the world of 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 later 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); the Melvin Van Peebles production of Ain’t Suppose Die A Natural Death (Classical Theatre of Harlem); and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. A voiceover artist in his own right, Downing has work on the video games Liberty City’s Grand Theft Auto and Rock Star Video’s Warriors. Downing was last featured in SBN’s Behind The Bullseye and ATM or this is [not] new york.
 
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.' teen comedy, The Weekend.  Thanks very much to everyone.
 

BORIS VAN SEVEREN is a Ghent/Antwerp based actor/musician who started acting at the age of 9 in the kopergietery in Ghent. At age 15 he was cast in an international professional production “Brief”(Letter) and toured arts centers and festivals throughout Europe. He has subsequently toured with “Dematrassenkoning”, “Rennen” (Run), “De Grieken” (The Greek) and has been a substitute in “Chicks For Money And Nothing For Free”. In 2004 he was part of the orchestra of “Macbeth” in Het Toneelhuis. He has also played in several short films from graduating students from KASK en RITS. He started working with Sponsored By Nobody on “Americans ‘N Indians” to perform on the 2011 Ice Factory festival in New York and “het KIP festival”in Ghent, Belgium. He is graduated from the Royal Conservatory Of Antwerp for actor/musician, and recently worked with Sponsored By Nobody on the April 2013 premiere of "not from canada" at The Monty Arts Center in Antwerp, Belgium.

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 The Monty Arts Center in Antwerp, Belgium; "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 "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 currently working with Sponsored By Nobody for the duration of the company’s development of -- “THE AЯTS”.
 

BRENDAN REGIMBAL is a company member of Sponsored By Nobody and serves as Technical Director on each production. A New York theatre artist working in the city 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 also been a collaborator with several other downtown NYC theatre companies and artists, including Title:Point Productions, 31 Down Radio Theater, The Paper Industry and the 3LD Technology Center. Regimbal recently served as Assistant Director to Richard Foreman on his recent production of Idiot Savant at the Public Theater (with Willem DaFoe).

ERIC MAGNUS is a company member of Sponsored By Nobody is a performer and director/ designer living in Brooklyn.  Eric appeared in Sponsored By Nobody's not from canada at the Monty Arts Center in Antwerp, Belgium and took part in several readings in SBN's Tropismes series at JACK in Brooklyn. Eric has previously worked with Richard Foreman and was seen in Foreman and John Zorn's  Astronome: A Night at the Opera at the Ontological Hysteric Theater and Idiot Savant (with 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 most recently No Hotel at Incubator Arts Project.  Magnus has directed and performed work as part of the collective Magnus, Miller, Murdock, & Truman such as BOAT at the Incubator, Moat's Ear in the AXA festival in Prague, Czech Republic and Crazy Legs + Iiiii at 94 Norman in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He is currently working with Sponsored By Nobody for the duration of the company’s development of -- “THE AЯTS”.
 
KATEY PARKER is an actress [and occasional puppeteer] 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' production of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. 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