CURRICULUM VITAE / PERFORMANCE ART /KELLY NESBITT


TRAINING

2019 Gender Embodiment Workshop with Terra Lyn Anderson, FLOCK, Portland, OR

2018 KUDO TAKETERO, Butoh Workshop, Water in the Desert Theater, Portland, OR

2018  DEGENERATE ART ENSEMBLE, Butoh/Sound workshop, Water in the Desert, Portland, OR

2017  MUSHIMARU FUJIEDA, Butoh Workshop, Water in the Desert, Portland, OR                             

2017  TRACY BROYLES, Somatic workshop, The Tiny Theater, Portland, OR                                          

2017  MIZU DESIERTO, Harvest Butoh Workshop, Prior Day Farm, Portland, OR                                      

2017  LIZ BARON, Theatrical Voice Training, Santa Cruz, CA                                                                         

2017  GIOVANNI FUSETTI, Summer Residency, The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME         

2017  GIOVANNI FUSETTI, Dreambody Seminar; Process Works Institute, Portland, OR                  

2017  KEITH HENNESSY,  Practicing Death & Dying, Portland, OR                                                                

2016  DELL'ARTE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Physical Theater Summer Intensive, Blue Lake, CA

2015 GIOVANNI FUSETTI, Red Noses, 4 week intensive Clown Training, Boulder, CO                  

2015 RADICAL PRESENCE, Series taught by Anet Ris-Kelman, Portland, OR                                       

2015 GIOVANNI FUSETTI, Neutral Mask, 3 Day Workshop, Portland, OR                                          

2015 STUMPTOWN CLOWN COLLECTIVE, Playlab Series, Portland, OR                                             

2015 FLOCK, Exquisite Corpus Experimental, Linda Austin Dance, Portland, OR                          

2012/2011/2009 ROBERT POST Residencies, The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME      

2011 PIG IRON THEATER COMPANY, Physical Theatre, winter intensive, Philadelphia, PA

2007  LAURIE CARLOS, (Bessie/OBIE recipient), theater workshop, South Paris, ME      

2006  LAURIE CARLOS, (Bessie/OBIE recipient), theater workshop,  Portland, ME 

2005 GARDI HUTTER, Clown, Festival Internacional de Pallasses d'Andorra, Andorra, Europe

2002 AVNER EISENBERG & JULIE GOELL, ECCENTRIC CLOWNING, Celebration Barn, ME 


RESIDENCIES

2019  PLAYA Summer Lake Art and Science Residency, Summer Lake, OR

2017  GIOVANNI FUSETTI, Greenhouse Residency, Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME         

2017  ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO self designed residency at R.A.I.R., Rosewell, New Mexico                        

2015  SOU'WESTER LODGE, Self directed 2 week artist residency, Seaview, WA                                            

2012  HEWNOAKS, The University of Orono Volk Residency 2 weeks, Lovell, ME


AWARDS GRANTS

2019 OREGON ARTS COMMISSION, Career Grant, $595, PLAYA Art Residency, Summer Lake, OR

2017  PORTfringe Festival, MERYL STREEP Award (Excellence in Acting) for Portland, ME                             

2013  GOOD IDEA GRANT, MAINE ARTS COMMISSION, $1,500, Murmurations Project, Portland, ME

2012  VISIBILITY GRANT, MAINE ARTS COMMISSION, $1,500, Portland, ME                                          

2011  PORTLAND PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL GRANT, $7,000, Thumbs Up Project, Portland, ME     

2006  GOOD IDEA GRANT, MAINE ARTS COMMISSION, $1,000, Portland, ME




ENSEMBLE WORK

2019 Feral Femme Project, Prior Day immersive farm performance, SoLow PDX fest, Portland, OR

2019 RUSH HOUR, Heidi Duckler Dance production, performance with mizu desierto, Portland, OR

2019 Faith Faucet’s Have A Heart Vaudeville Gospel, Headwaters Theater, Portland, OR

2018 Degenerate Art Ensemble, workshop performance, Headwaters Theater, Portland, OR

2017 THE WHIRLWIND SHOW of US/THEM, 30 member ensemble, Portland, OR

2014, SQUART!  Spontaneous Queer Art ensemble participant, PICA’s TBA Festival,  Portland, OR

2013, MURMURATIONS, Ladies Theatrical Choir Co-produced by Kelly Nesbitt, Portland, ME

2012, THE CELEBRATION BARN THEATER ENSEMBLE, active core member from 2009-2012

2008, MINI CABARET, 12 member ensemble, The Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, ME

2007, THE GARGOYLEZ, All Female Band  New England Summer Tour 

2006, MUSICAL BUSKING on the streets with for one month period, Lubiana, Slovenia

2006, CREMEHORN: 72 Hour Devising Think Tank, Rock Opera, and New England Tour 

2006,  BESSIE Award Dancer, Buffy Miller’s 'Broke/Avoid This’,  SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

2005/2006,  WORKNOT Vivification League , “Artists Curating Artists” series,  Portland, ME

2005, BREAD & PUPPET THEATER; extra performer along with Beth Nixon, European tour, Spain

2005, FACE ON FIRE, Clown Duo European Tour with Beth Nixon in Andorra, Spain, France, Italy

2003, CERBERUS SHOAL EUROPEAN TOUR, set design for the band, Ireland, France, Spain

2003, PORTLAND JUGGLERS GROUP, collaborative street performances, Portland, ME

2002, JUGGLING & STREET PERFORMANCES, Paris, France


SOLO PERFORMANCES                                                                                                                                                          

2017 ALONE/TOGETHER: Katie Piatt + Kelly Nesbitt, Shout House Studio, Portland, OR                              

2017 POONSTRUCK™ at 26th Annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, San Francisco, CA                                

2017 POONSTRUCK™ SOLO TOUR; Self produced summer tour; CA, NM, AZ, TX, OR, ME                            

2017 WHOOPEE; Sex-Positive Variety Show, Bossanova Ballroom, Portland, OR                                           

2017 PORTfringe Theater Festival, POONSTRUCK™, Portland, ME                                                                     

2017 Open School North + Open Signal: Kello Goeller’s Fractals/Infinity, Portland, OR                                  

2017 Queen Shmooquan Benefit Show for Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Seattle, WA                                         

2017 Spectacle Garden Variety Show, HAI ER HUU, Headwaters Theater, Portland, OR                                 

2017 New Frontiers in Vaginal Consciousness VAGCON™, Fertile Ground Festival, Portland, OR             

2016 The Semi Charmed Kind of Show, The New Movement Comedy Club, Austin, TX                                    

2016 ODDVILLE: A New Vaudeville Tradition, The Steep & Thorny, Portland, OR                                             

2016 FOLLIES The Unofficial Best Ever Variety Show, Funhouse Lounge, Portland, OR                                   

2016 SEX OF SELF, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME                                                                                                          

2016 COME INSIDE FESTIVAL, Cosmic Fucks, Headwaters Theater, Portland, OR                        

2016 DOG DAY DANCE, Futuristic Variety Show, Portland, OR                                                                                

2016 MORGAN STREET THEATER, Ice Cream Dessert Theater, Portland, OR                                                  

2016 SPACE_TIME_SPACE, Variety Show, Shout House Studio Theater, Portland, OR                                    

2016 SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN, Variety Show, Portland, OR                                                                           

2016 REVELATIONS, Dr Tallulah, Dance Naked Productions, Headwaters, Theater, Portland, OR   2002 -2013 - Various solo performances in Portland, ME and Philadelphia, PA



FILM

2019 TRAMA, Actor for Experimental Argentinian Filmmaker Jada Sirkin, Portland, Oregon

2016, NBC's GRIMM, Casted television extra in 'The Beloved', Portland, OR

2016, STEFANO IABONI, Extra in his promotional film, Portland, OR

2016, HUMP! Produced 5 minute short film (non-selected) for this PNW film festival, Portland, OR

2015, IFC's PORTLANDIA, Casted television extra in 'The Spaghetti Monster', Portland, OR

2015, BUSKERFLY PRODUCTIONS, Actor in black/white short film 'Tesla', Portland, OR

2015, HUMP! Produced 5 minute short film (non-selected) for this PNW film festival, Portland, OR

2011, GODZILLA, Casted as the lead Godzilla in a Great Bank short black/white film, Portland, ME


PRODUCING

2016  CREATURES COLLECTIVE, monthly skillshare, co-produced with Kello Goeller, Portland, OR                                    

2016  STORY NIGHT, Interdisciplinary Variety Show, annual event since 2012, Portland, OR & ME                    

2013  MURMURATIONS THEATRICAL LADIES CHOIR, Ensemble project, Co-produced, Portland, ME


TEACHING

2007  SPINDLEWORKS, Non-profit art center for PwD, Clown Workshop, Brunswick, ME               

2004  OMEGA INSTITUTE, Superior Concept Puppetry Assistant Teacher, Rhinebeck, NY


PRACTICES

Somatic, contemplative, community dance rituals, pleasure activism, skill share groups, nature walks, immersive retreats, creative writing, vinyasa/yin yoga, social art practice, body cleansing, sauna time, following my landscape design mind, decentralized power practices, saying no more


BOARD MEMBERSHIP

2012-2009 MAYO STREET ARTS, Community Arts & Performance Venue, Portland, ME


THERAPY WORK

2019 - present, Occupational Therapist, Legacy Hospital, Salmon Creek, WA

2013 - present, Occupational Therapist, Providence Medical Center, Portland, OR                     

1999 -2013 Hospitals, Home Health, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, & Mental Health, Portland, ME


EDUCATION

Bachelors of Arts and Science with Certification in Occupational Therapy 1999                                                                           

1994-1999 American International College, Springfield, MA                                                         

1994-1995 Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


VOLUNTEER

2018  ReFIT non-profit, no-cost home modifications for seniors and PwD, Portland, OR                                                                                             

2016/2018  CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS, Benefit Show, Volunteer Coordinator, Portland, OR 

2011  PARTNERS FOR RURAL HEALTH,  Rural Medical Volunteer, Dominican Republic