September 13 - September 30, 2018

Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)

Thursday to Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 3pm

Run Time: 85 Minutes

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Sponsored By Nobody
Written & Directed by Kevin Doyle
Co-Directed by Mike Carlsen
Lighting Design by Rob Lariviere
Composer: Jesse Gelaznik

"The AЯTS is studded with thought-provoking shards of dialogue...aided by lots of video (designed by Wilson McGrory) and five fine actors who channel many voices..."
-Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

“Sponsored By Nobody is looking to defibrillate American theater with the short, sharp shocks of the uncomfortably familiar.”

“The sting of the playwright’s unyielding satire is softened only by his gift for comic absurdity.”

“Hilarious satire which touches upon everything that is wrong with America”

“Sponsored By Nobody has emerged as one of the best kept secrets of New York’s alternative theatre scene."
-DeMORGEN (Belgium)

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 by Mike Carlsen of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and features performances by Dracyn Blount, Alexander Chilton, Shayna Conde, Nick Daly and Georgia Lee King.

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.
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