KELLY NESBITT is creating hybrid performances, sound/video, physical comedy, and a tour
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patrons

STAY TUNED FOR 2018 UPDATES!..........


WELCOME TO MY SITE!
 
For the newbies, Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows artists (like me) to collect monthly pledges from fans (like you) in exchange for the creation of new content and other perks, such as early access to content, tutorials/breakdowns, discounted tickets to my shows, scheduled Google Hangouts/feedback sessions, behind the scenes rehearsals, your name in my credits, and a monthly video advice column from Dr Tallulah.

You'll get insightful advice from your very own personal intuitive healer and vaginal consciousness VAGCON™ pioneer, Dr Tallulah. Pledges can be as little as $1 a month. If you donate, you can cancel your payment at any time. I invite you to watch my brief intro video to get a sample of my work, review the rewards section (4 ways you can donate), check out my bio/upcoming below, and take a peek at my personal goals on the left. Thank you so much for your time here!

“If you have that funny terrible thing which every artist can recognize and no artist can define - You are responsible to share it. This creative force which you didn’t ask for, and this destiny which you must accept, is also your responsibility. For it is the artist who can tell the story of what it is for anyone who gets to this planet, how to survive it.” (James Baldwin - paraphrased)


BIO
 Kelly Nesbitt, is a writer and contemporary performance artist who creates original, outlandish performances that defy easy categorization. Merging physical comedy, performance art, and sound/video, Nesbitt creates thought provoking boundary-busting work that pushes beyond disciplinary confines and highlights issues relevant to our times. There is no better time than now for the vulnerability and self-effacement of physical comedy. With Nesbitt’s extensive training in Physical Theatre, she embodies the archetype of the fool. She breaks the 4th wall and holds a space of radical performance which fluctuates between an atmosphere of high energy bathos and amusing moments of quiet intimacy. Audiences members have described her comedic performances as transcendentalist hilarity, wonderfully wrenching, and utterly inexplicable!

SUMMER I just got back from a 3 week solo tour from Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas (see below). It was an awesome experience, my show was well received, I learned a great deal about the booking process, made many contacts, and was asked to return numerous times! I also participated in an intensive residency with master teacher Giovanni Fusetti (my hero) at the Celebration Barn Theater. And I performed at the PORT Fringe Fest in Maine.

 UPCOMING I have a hometown show in PDX coming up on 9/9 with the great Katie Paitt called Alone/Together. My show POONSTRUCK™ will be a featured performance in the 26th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival. And on the local front (Portland, Oregon), I am co-devising an inclusive artist collective that supports femme artists. Lots in the works!

FUNDING This year I was denied 2 major competitive grants (Boo!) and I am doing ALL of this on a teeny tiny shoestring budget (waiting for the shoe to drop). It's a BIG risk but one I feel needs to be taken, especially now more than ever. This Patreon request also falls on the heels of me self funding/producing a solo full length show that premiered six times as part of the Fertile Ground Festival this January 2017, with total costs being $2,500 out of pocket. It's a pretty penny to be a serious artist and requires endless amounts of time and energy.

If you become a Patron, Dr Tallulah can offer you some rewards (on the right) for your gift! Much appreciation for your time and consideration here!

SUMMER TOUR (Tell your friends in these cities!)

JUNE
11-18th Celebration Barn Theater, ME (Residency with Giovanni Fusetti)
20th PORTfringe Festival, Portland, ME, 9:30 @ Mechanic Hall
21st PORTfringe Festival, Portland, ME, 9:30 @ Mechanic Hall
25th Whoopee: a sex-positive variety show, Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom 400 seats


J U L Y
19, Santa Cruz, CA, Voice lessons with LaLa Theater's Liz Baron

21 FRI, Tucson, AZ
22 SAT, Silver City, NM, Power & Light Press
24 - 27th Roswell, NM, Roswell Artist-in-Resident Housing
28 FRI, MARFA, TX Crowley Theater with Rae Red
30 SUN, Roswell, NM  Roswell Artist-in-Resident Housing

AUGUST
2 WEDFURSTWORLD, Joshua Tree, California
4 FRI, Venice, CA, Electric Lodge, High Voltage show, First Friday 9pm 
6 SUN, Berkeley, CA, SpringFallDanceStudio with Eric Rubin, 7:30pm

SEPTEMBER
1-7 MAINE 
9 Portland, OR, SHOUT HOUSE Alone/Together with Katie Piatt 
13-23rd San Francisco Fringe FestivalEXIT Studio, 156 Eddy St, SF ~ TICKETS: $9 ($11.99 online)

THUR SEPT 14th @ 8:30 pm
SAT SEPT 16th @ 9:00 pm
FRI SEPT 22nd @ 7:00 pm
SAT SEPT 23rd @ 4:00 pm


ADDITIONAL VIDEO FOOTAGE 
https://vimeo.com/222512463
Rewards
EGG (stage 1 patron)
$1 or more per month
For $12 a year, you'll get a patron-only perspective of my creative process. This is the equivalent of treating me to lunch, and provides you with access to.... 


  • WATCH Dr Tallulah's  'DEAR DOC' online monthly advice column. 
  • EMAIL ME an idea/feedback that I will work into one of my rehearsals.
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES pics, videos, sketches, works-in-progress, rehearsing.
  • QUARTERLY blogs and updates. 
  • Patron-only POLLS.
  • Give FEEDBACK, ideas, and/or suggestions. 
  • EARLY downloads of videos/photos.
  • BE AN EGG!
LARVA (stage 2 patron)
$2 or more per month
For $24 a year, you'll get a deeper patron-only perspective of my creative process. This helps pay for my website costs and provides you with access to.... 


  • GET PERSONAL ADVICE FROM DR TALLULAH  on a monthly basis. Dr Tallulah, a shamanic healer, sexual activist, zen cosmetologist, and vaginal consciousness VAGCON™ pioneer will be your very own personal guru. Write DOC any question that you have been pondering and she will reply with an insightful custom video addressing YOUR questions and concerns in life (send a fake name for yourself). That's 12 advice columns of DEAR DOC a year! Now that's affordable healthcare!
  • EMAIL ME a specific idea that I will work into one of my rehearsals.
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES pics, videos, sketches, works-in-progress, rehearsing.
  • QUARTERLY blogs and updates. 
  • Patron-only POLLS.
  • Give FEEDBACK, ideas, and/or suggestions. 
  • EARLY downloads of videos/photos.
  • BE A LARVAE!
PUPA (stage 3 patron)
$3 or more per month
For $36 a year, you will directly support my creative transformation. This covers the cost of ONE of the many application fees for artist residencies and/or festivals, and provides you with access to....
  • DISCOUNT TICKET CODES for my shows (often half price)
  • CREDIT on my performance programs, social media, and my website. 
  • TUTORIALS
  • LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUTS and SCREENINGS of works in progress.
  • Personalized THANK YOU card via snail mail.
  • PERSONAL ADVICE FROM DR TALLULAH  on a monthly basis. Dr Tallulah, a shamanic healer, sexual activist, zen cosmetologist, and vaginal consciousness VAGCON™ pioneer will be your very own personal guru. Write DOC any question that you have been pondering and she will reply with an insightful custom video addressing your questions and concerns in life. That's 12 advice columns of DEAR DOC a year! Now that's affordable healthcare!
  • EMAIL ME a specific idea that I will work into one of my rehearsals.
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES pics, videos, sketches, works-in-progress, rehearsing.
  • QUARTERLY blogs and updates. 
  • Patron-only POLLS.
  • Give FEEDBACK, ideas, and/or suggestions. 
  • EARLY downloads of videos/photos.
  • BE THE PUPA!
ADULTO (stage 4 patron)
$10 or more per month
Welcome to being an Adulto!  For $120 a year, you'll play an integral and collaborative part in my metamorphosis. This helps to cover the cost printing my postcards, business cards, and show posters annually and in return you'll get...
  • A  PERSONALIZED  SINGING TELEGRAM from my character Dr Tallulah  (in video format) sent to your recipient of choice. TELEGRAM THEMES: birthday, wedding, love, secret admirer, healing, & random.  Let's collaborate on personalizing this gram for your loved one! 
  • COMP tickets to my shows!
  • VIP seating!
  • CREDIT on my performance programs, social media, and my website. 
  • TUTORIALS online
  • LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUTS and SCREENINGS of works in progress.
  • Personalized THANK YOU card via snail mail.
  • PERSONAL ADVICE FROM DR TALLULAH  on a monthly basis. Dr Tallulah, a shamanic healer, sexual activist, zen cosmetologist, and vaginal consciousness VAGCON™ pioneer will be your very own personal guru. Write DOC any question that you have been pondering and she will reply with an insightful custom video addressing your questions and concerns in life. That's 12 advice columns of DEAR DOC a year! Now that's affordable healthcare!
  • EMAIL ME a specific idea that I will work into one of my rehearsals.
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES pics, videos, sketches, works-in-progress, rehearsing.
  • QUARTERLY blogs and updates. 
  • Patron-only POLLS.
  • Give FEEDBACK, ideas, and/or suggestions. 
  • EARLY downloads of videos/photos.
  • BE AN ADULT NOW!
Goals
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When I reach $300 per month I plan to pay off the outstanding balance of my new iPad Pro that I recently purchased and now use for all my rehearsals, residencies, solo tour communications, documenting my work samples for grants/residencies/booking, and editing my promotional videos and professional  photos. Once that is paid off, I then plan to purchase a new LaCie Hard Drive to back up all my video files, photos, and artist related documents. Please see GOAL #2 >
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STAY TUNED FOR 2018 UPDATES!..........


WELCOME TO MY SITE!
 
For the newbies, Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows artists (like me) to collect monthly pledges from fans (like you) in exchange for the creation of new content and other perks, such as early access to content, tutorials/breakdowns, discounted tickets to my shows, scheduled Google Hangouts/feedback sessions, behind the scenes rehearsals, your name in my credits, and a monthly video advice column from Dr Tallulah.

You'll get insightful advice from your very own personal intuitive healer and vaginal consciousness VAGCON™ pioneer, Dr Tallulah. Pledges can be as little as $1 a month. If you donate, you can cancel your payment at any time. I invite you to watch my brief intro video to get a sample of my work, review the rewards section (4 ways you can donate), check out my bio/upcoming below, and take a peek at my personal goals on the left. Thank you so much for your time here!

“If you have that funny terrible thing which every artist can recognize and no artist can define - You are responsible to share it. This creative force which you didn’t ask for, and this destiny which you must accept, is also your responsibility. For it is the artist who can tell the story of what it is for anyone who gets to this planet, how to survive it.” (James Baldwin - paraphrased)


BIO
 Kelly Nesbitt, is a writer and contemporary performance artist who creates original, outlandish performances that defy easy categorization. Merging physical comedy, performance art, and sound/video, Nesbitt creates thought provoking boundary-busting work that pushes beyond disciplinary confines and highlights issues relevant to our times. There is no better time than now for the vulnerability and self-effacement of physical comedy. With Nesbitt’s extensive training in Physical Theatre, she embodies the archetype of the fool. She breaks the 4th wall and holds a space of radical performance which fluctuates between an atmosphere of high energy bathos and amusing moments of quiet intimacy. Audiences members have described her comedic performances as transcendentalist hilarity, wonderfully wrenching, and utterly inexplicable!

SUMMER I just got back from a 3 week solo tour from Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas (see below). It was an awesome experience, my show was well received, I learned a great deal about the booking process, made many contacts, and was asked to return numerous times! I also participated in an intensive residency with master teacher Giovanni Fusetti (my hero) at the Celebration Barn Theater. And I performed at the PORT Fringe Fest in Maine.

 UPCOMING I have a hometown show in PDX coming up on 9/9 with the great Katie Paitt called Alone/Together. My show POONSTRUCK™ will be a featured performance in the 26th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival. And on the local front (Portland, Oregon), I am co-devising an inclusive artist collective that supports femme artists. Lots in the works!

FUNDING This year I was denied 2 major competitive grants (Boo!) and I am doing ALL of this on a teeny tiny shoestring budget (waiting for the shoe to drop). It's a BIG risk but one I feel needs to be taken, especially now more than ever. This Patreon request also falls on the heels of me self funding/producing a solo full length show that premiered six times as part of the Fertile Ground Festival this January 2017, with total costs being $2,500 out of pocket. It's a pretty penny to be a serious artist and requires endless amounts of time and energy.

If you become a Patron, Dr Tallulah can offer you some rewards (on the right) for your gift! Much appreciation for your time and consideration here!

SUMMER TOUR (Tell your friends in these cities!)

JUNE
11-18th Celebration Barn Theater, ME (Residency with Giovanni Fusetti)
20th PORTfringe Festival, Portland, ME, 9:30 @ Mechanic Hall
21st PORTfringe Festival, Portland, ME, 9:30 @ Mechanic Hall
25th Whoopee: a sex-positive variety show, Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom 400 seats


J U L Y
19, Santa Cruz, CA, Voice lessons with LaLa Theater's Liz Baron

21 FRI, Tucson, AZ
22 SAT, Silver City, NM, Power & Light Press
24 - 27th Roswell, NM, Roswell Artist-in-Resident Housing
28 FRI, MARFA, TX Crowley Theater with Rae Red
30 SUN, Roswell, NM  Roswell Artist-in-Resident Housing

AUGUST
2 WEDFURSTWORLD, Joshua Tree, California
4 FRI, Venice, CA, Electric Lodge, High Voltage show, First Friday 9pm 
6 SUN, Berkeley, CA, SpringFallDanceStudio with Eric Rubin, 7:30pm

SEPTEMBER
1-7 MAINE 
9 Portland, OR, SHOUT HOUSE Alone/Together with Katie Piatt 
13-23rd San Francisco Fringe FestivalEXIT Studio, 156 Eddy St, SF ~ TICKETS: $9 ($11.99 online)

THUR SEPT 14th @ 8:30 pm
SAT SEPT 16th @ 9:00 pm
FRI SEPT 22nd @ 7:00 pm
SAT SEPT 23rd @ 4:00 pm


ADDITIONAL VIDEO FOOTAGE 
https://vimeo.com/222512463

Recent posts by KELLY NESBITT

Rewards
EGG (stage 1 patron)
$1 or more per month
For $12 a year, you'll get a patron-only perspective of my creative process. This is the equivalent of treating me to lunch, and provides you with access to.... 


  • WATCH Dr Tallulah's  'DEAR DOC' online monthly advice column. 
  • EMAIL ME an idea/feedback that I will work into one of my rehearsals.
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES pics, videos, sketches, works-in-progress, rehearsing.
  • QUARTERLY blogs and updates. 
  • Patron-only POLLS.
  • Give FEEDBACK, ideas, and/or suggestions. 
  • EARLY downloads of videos/photos.
  • BE AN EGG!
LARVA (stage 2 patron)
$2 or more per month
For $24 a year, you'll get a deeper patron-only perspective of my creative process. This helps pay for my website costs and provides you with access to.... 


  • GET PERSONAL ADVICE FROM DR TALLULAH  on a monthly basis. Dr Tallulah, a shamanic healer, sexual activist, zen cosmetologist, and vaginal consciousness VAGCON™ pioneer will be your very own personal guru. Write DOC any question that you have been pondering and she will reply with an insightful custom video addressing YOUR questions and concerns in life (send a fake name for yourself). That's 12 advice columns of DEAR DOC a year! Now that's affordable healthcare!
  • EMAIL ME a specific idea that I will work into one of my rehearsals.
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES pics, videos, sketches, works-in-progress, rehearsing.
  • QUARTERLY blogs and updates. 
  • Patron-only POLLS.
  • Give FEEDBACK, ideas, and/or suggestions. 
  • EARLY downloads of videos/photos.
  • BE A LARVAE!
PUPA (stage 3 patron)
$3 or more per month
For $36 a year, you will directly support my creative transformation. This covers the cost of ONE of the many application fees for artist residencies and/or festivals, and provides you with access to....
  • DISCOUNT TICKET CODES for my shows (often half price)
  • CREDIT on my performance programs, social media, and my website. 
  • TUTORIALS
  • LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUTS and SCREENINGS of works in progress.
  • Personalized THANK YOU card via snail mail.
  • PERSONAL ADVICE FROM DR TALLULAH  on a monthly basis. Dr Tallulah, a shamanic healer, sexual activist, zen cosmetologist, and vaginal consciousness VAGCON™ pioneer will be your very own personal guru. Write DOC any question that you have been pondering and she will reply with an insightful custom video addressing your questions and concerns in life. That's 12 advice columns of DEAR DOC a year! Now that's affordable healthcare!
  • EMAIL ME a specific idea that I will work into one of my rehearsals.
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES pics, videos, sketches, works-in-progress, rehearsing.
  • QUARTERLY blogs and updates. 
  • Patron-only POLLS.
  • Give FEEDBACK, ideas, and/or suggestions. 
  • EARLY downloads of videos/photos.
  • BE THE PUPA!
ADULTO (stage 4 patron)
$10 or more per month
Welcome to being an Adulto!  For $120 a year, you'll play an integral and collaborative part in my metamorphosis. This helps to cover the cost printing my postcards, business cards, and show posters annually and in return you'll get...
  • A  PERSONALIZED  SINGING TELEGRAM from my character Dr Tallulah  (in video format) sent to your recipient of choice. TELEGRAM THEMES: birthday, wedding, love, secret admirer, healing, & random.  Let's collaborate on personalizing this gram for your loved one! 
  • COMP tickets to my shows!
  • VIP seating!
  • CREDIT on my performance programs, social media, and my website. 
  • TUTORIALS online
  • LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUTS and SCREENINGS of works in progress.
  • Personalized THANK YOU card via snail mail.
  • PERSONAL ADVICE FROM DR TALLULAH  on a monthly basis. Dr Tallulah, a shamanic healer, sexual activist, zen cosmetologist, and vaginal consciousness VAGCON™ pioneer will be your very own personal guru. Write DOC any question that you have been pondering and she will reply with an insightful custom video addressing your questions and concerns in life. That's 12 advice columns of DEAR DOC a year! Now that's affordable healthcare!
  • EMAIL ME a specific idea that I will work into one of my rehearsals.
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES pics, videos, sketches, works-in-progress, rehearsing.
  • QUARTERLY blogs and updates. 
  • Patron-only POLLS.
  • Give FEEDBACK, ideas, and/or suggestions. 
  • EARLY downloads of videos/photos.
  • BE AN ADULT NOW!