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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)
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!)
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
2 WED, FURSTWORLD, 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
9 Portland, OR, SHOUT HOUSE Alone/Together with Katie Piatt
13-23rd San Francisco Fringe Festival @ EXIT 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
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