“With its mashup of the mundane and the dreamlike, Sponsored By Nobody is looking to defibrillate American theater with the short, sharp shocks of the uncomfortably familiar.” - The Brooklyn Rail
Sponsored By Nobody Written & Directed by Kevin Doyle Co-Directed by Mike Carlsen
THE AЯTS is a bold new work of interdisciplinary theatre that deconstructs the history of public funding for the arts in the United States. At once documentary and interactive, this production uses choreography, live cameras, music, and text to contrast the precarious realities of arts funding today with the 1960s Congress hearings that created the National Endowment of the Arts.
This production is co-directed and co-produced by Mike Carlsen of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and features performances by Dracyn Blount, Alexander Chilton, Shayna Conde, Nick Daly and Georgia Lee King.
Press for Sponsored by Nobody
“The sting of the playwright’s unyielding satire is softened only by his gift for comic absurdity.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Sponsored By Nobody owes more to the scathing absurdism of Eugene Ionesco or Richard Maxwell than to the manipulated realism of Michael Moore. With its mashup of of the mundane and the dreamlike, Sponsored By Nobody is looking to defibrillate American theatre with the short, sharp shocks of the uncomfortably familiar.” -THE BROOKLYN RAIL
“Hilarious satire which touches upon everything that is wrong with America” -TIME OUT NEW YORK
“Sponsored By Nobody has emerged as one of the best kept secrets of New York’s alternative theatre scene -- socially critical drama without an accusing finger or whiny political tone.” -DeMORGEN (Belgium)
About the Artists
Sponsored By Nobody was founded by Kevin Doyle, a finalist for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting (U.K.) and named the 2018-2019 Saari Invited Artist at Kone Foundation (Finland). THE AЯTS is co-directed by Mike Carlsen, and features Dracyn Blount, Alexander Chilton, Shayna Conde, Nick Daly and Georgia Lee King.