Nesbitt is a contemporary performance artist who merges physical comedy, performance art, and sound/video to create original, outlandish performances that defy easy categorization. Thought provoking, boundary-busting, pushing beyond disciplinary confines, Nesbitt highlights issues relevant to our times.
Juxtaposing pratfalls with the seriousness, absurdities with sincerity, and pathos with surreal-humor, Nesbitt utilizes non-linear narratives that explore themes of feminism, sexuality, aging, healing, identity, disparity, ancestry, memory, dreams, intimacy, alienation, and the return to love. Fluctuating between an atmosphere of high energy bathos and amusing moments of quiet intimacy, Nesbitt embodies the archetype of the fool, dances between laughter/tears, and holds a space of radical performance.
Nesbitt employs layered costuming, makeshift props, object puppetry, superhero motifs, bedazzled spandex, physical comedy, and gender-bending drag. Lowbrow video animations merge with non-linear narratives, absurd audio mash-ups, and the use of opaque marketing techniques as Nesbitt's shapeshifting characters follow the arch of the shero's journey. Creatively combined this makes for a dynamic intermedia comedy.
Audiences members have described Nesbitt’s performances as transcendentalist hilarity, utterly inexplicable, and wonderfully wrenching.
Nesbitt has performed at the Andorra International Festival of All Womens Clowns in 2005 and since has toured Europe and the States (see TOUR) performing in fringe festivals, speakeasies, black boxes, nursing homes, puppet slams, backyards, bunkers, and inside a dumpster. She has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission and has been a resident of Portland, Oregon since 2013. Nesbitt also has a background in Liberal Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds a Bachelors Degree in the Arts & Sciences with a certification in Occupational Therapy.
Nesbitt has training in Physical Theatre and gives credit to her masterful fool teacher Giovanni Fusetti who taught her that ‘Intelligence is limited. Stupidity is infinite’. To the eternal Obie playwright Laurie Carlos who taught her that ‘Everything is already in the room.’ To the the schools of The Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater, the Pig Iron Theater Company, The Celebration Barn Theater, and my DIY community (See TRAINING). Creative influences on Nesbitt's current work comes from outer space, her heart, and DIY community.