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


KEVIN DOYLE (artistic director) lives in the shadow of unnecessary sports stadiums. A Drama Studies graduate from Purchase College (SUNY), he has written and/or directed eleven original plays; while working as a film director in Belgium, France, Sweden and the United States. 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 Saari Fellowship at the Kone Foundation (Finland); and was an Artist-in-Residence at The Watermill Center. In addition to THE AЯTS with Sponsored By Nobody, Doyle continues working as a “play-play” playwright and as a director-designer collaborating on projects with dance, film and visual artists. Recent work: [södertälje] about Iraqi refugees in suburban Sweden; a short film set in Ostende, Belgium (w/ Leslie Verbeeck); TIDES with New York environmental artist Dorene Quinn; and two new full-length plays -- ”when after all, it was you and me” and CONSOLIDATION. Recent productions: Les années amputées at Nuages en pantalon (Québec City); The Position in a Romanian translation at Teatru 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, works sporadically as an impromptu DJ, and writes infrequently on aspects of arts funding issues at the wavemaker faltered. [He is not the “Kevin Doyle” on Downton Abbey, nor does play forward on the Republic of Ireland national football team.]
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. Castro works between New York and Chile as an art director and actor. She owns a cell phone that can never be turned off.
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 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 Spirits of Exit Eleven at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row. Mike's TV credits include: Last Week Tonight; 30 Rock; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Pan Am; Person of Interest; Law and Order; Law and Order: CSI and Rescue Me. FILM credits include: Mentor, Wreck It Ralph, and 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 and he is core collaborator on THE AЯTS. 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 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 in 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.' comedy, The Weekend.  Thanks very much to everyone.
BORIS VAN SEVEREN is a Ghent-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 at the 2011 Ice Factory festival in New York and het KIP festival in Ghent. He graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and worked with Sponsored By Nobody on the EU premiere of not from canada at Monty Kultuurfaktorij in Antwerp. He is touring his own award-winning The Great Downhill Journey of Little Tommy, a music rock opera collaboration with Jonas Vermeulen, in Belgium, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more info, visit: The Great Downhill Journey .
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 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 currently working with Sponsored By Nobody for the duration of the company’s development of -- THE AЯTS.
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 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 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 + Iiiii at 94 Norman in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He is currently working with Sponsored By Nobody on 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
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. www.caitlinbebb.com
MATTHIEU SYS studied Acting and Modern Dance Theater at the Kopergietery theater in Gent, Belgium. After six years of training, he was cast in his first professional production Brief (Letter)and toured arts centers and festivals throughout Europe. He has subsequently toured with Marthe, Martha, Mathilde, Matthieu -- a dance production with 4 dance solos by 4 different choreographers; the play Dallas by Johan De Smet and the production Rennen (Run). He has made guest appearances on two of Belgium's biggest TV shows: Flikken and Vermist; and was part of Nic Balthazar's highly acclaimed Ben-X. A previous resident of New York, Sys studied Acting at the Neighborhood Playhouses. He began working with Sponsored By Nobody on ATM or this is [not] new york in New York and Antwerp. He returned to New York for SBN’s premiere of Americans N’ Indians at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. He has worked Ontroerend Goed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Vooruit Arts Center on their show -- audience -- and he starred in the Flemish TV war series In Vlaamse Velden.
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.”
JOHN 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 toured the U.S. numerous times and scored more than a dozen plays and films; including recent soundtracks for Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries; Alicia's Miracle by Octavio Solis; and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. In 2013, his play A Guide to the Aftermath premiered at the inaugural StoryWorks, a partnership between the Center for Investigative Reporting and Tides Theatre; and a second play, PDX to SFO premiered as a site-specific, interactive overnight Amtrak journey for twenty passengers and four actors. Jon was a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, where he created Antiprism, 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 and at The Flight Deck in Oakland, CA. Bernson is 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 -- [want·a·ble]. For more info, please visit: jonbernson.com