Everybody Nose is cARTel's resident clown troupe. Every performer has gone through a complex training and birthing process in order to "birth" their own unique clown.
Our first show was Everybody Nose Coffee. For three nights only, audience members were thrown into the world of a clownrun coffee shop on talent night. Filled with music, food, and bizarre (read: mostly awful) talents, Everybody Nose Coffee was a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experience for the whole family. Except for anyone under 13. So, really, fun for some of the family.
During the Christmas of 2009, the troupe produced Everybody Nose: A Christmas Carol, a production of the classic Christmas tale by cARTel's resident clown troupe, Everybody Nose. Grab the whole family and come watch as a horde of clowns cast and mount this holiday classic. Experience all the humor, heart, and magic of too-many clowns stumbling through Dickens!
Our most recent production was Everybody Nose Science, a playful and inventive take on the classic educational system trope .The show wasa durational one hour piece, during which the audience entered a space that had been taken over by clowns. The audience could, at their leisure, walk through an assortment of independently operating clown science projects.
In Winter of 2010, cARTel presented Everybody Nose The Scoop, a show that centers around lovable sad-sack, Mr. Gary Indiana. We'll follow him to the ends of the clown-Earth as he tries desperately to retrieve a scoop of ice cream which rudely fell from atop his child's ice cream cone and is now freewheeling at its whim. Along the way, he'll meet plenty of other clowns who may or may not prove helpful (spoiler: not, mostly).
By the way... we have badass shirts. It's true. Check 'em.
Negin Singh (pat-pat), a 2008 theater graduate from UC-Irvine, is the Co-artistic director of cARTel and the director of Everybody Nose's first show, Everybody Nose Coffee. She identifies as a Director, Performance Artist, Clown, Actor, Improviser, and Producer, and you can see her do all these things at once while creating the perfect mushroom basil pasta sauce.
Jack De Sena (Kyle Ranch) is the co-artistic director of cARTel and a proud new clown. He assistant directed Everybody Nose Coffee and loves helping others find and refind and refine their clowns. When wearing less make-up, often none at all, Jack is a writer/ director/ actor/ performance artist/ wide receiver. He studied theatre at UCLA, where he also ate dorm food and mismanaged time.
Cambria Beilstein (Molly) has been working as a clown for three years, originally trained with Eli Simon at UCI. She has traveled and trained clowns abroad including Italy and Korea and has toured in Simon's troupe CLOWNZILLA. Beilstein has a BA in Drama from UCI and has been in shows such as The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Under Milk Wood at UC Irvine, and cARTel's production of Much Ado About Nothing. Other professional credits include the San Diego Opera's production of Otello.
Colin O'Brien-Lux (Doctor) is a current theater major at UCLA and an cARTel ensemble member debuing his clown, Doctor, in cARTel' new clown troupe: Everybody Nose. He loves eye contact and apologizes for any goosebumps received on Doctor's account.
Lola Kelly (Chloe) was raised by a pack of moderately freindly wolves in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, King's College London, and Loyola Marymount University, Déirdre throws herself headlong into as many aspects of the performing arts as she can, with particular emphasis on acting, circus arts, directing, production, writing and design. She longs to find that oft rejected fellow Jose, and say to him, "Yes, Yes way Jose, Yes way."
Jaime Richter (Saffy), having been out of art school for quite awhile, is thrilled to be involved with cARTel as an Associate Artist. She recently sang/meowed her way into our hearts as a performer in Everybody Nose's first show, Everybody Nose Coffee. She identifies as a Musician, Visual Artist, Performance Artist, and now Clown. Her favorite animal is a kitten.
Kai Hazelwood (Violet) has been dancing for over 19 years blending a traditional ballet background with contemporary lyricism, modern, and post-modern influences, funk, and ethnic flair ranging from West African to Argentine Tango dancing. After completing a season with the Oakland Ballet Company, Kai has relocated to Los Angeles where she is currently enjoying taking short comtracts with local dance companies, while working as a dance fitness instructor, personal trainer, and is developing her first evening length production of her own work.
Chris Smith (Clock), a 2007 theater graduate from UCLA, now works as the creative producer/director of Attention Span Media, a new media production company. Having experience both in front and behind the camera, Chris has gone on to write and direct his own feature film Shadow in the Trees as well as co-write, co-direct, and star in the web series Dorm-Life'. Chris is also an accomplished juggler and is looking for any excuse to throw things and catch them again.
Jordan Riggs (Gary Indiana) graduated from UCLA in June 2009 with a degree in Psychology. (That being said, he is highly unqualified to help you with your problems.) After a two-year stint co-writing and acting in the web series Dorm Life, he is finally convinced that his love for creativity/performance is not just a pesky phase. (That being said, he is open to opposing arguments.) Having followed the exploits of cARTel for quite a while, Jordan is excited to be a part of this ensemble of artists. (That being said, he is also intimidated by this ensemble of artists.)
Kit Steinkellner (Judy Movie) comes to the land of clowning from the world of writing. As a playwright, she has been produced nationally, with productions Off Broadway (at Playwright's Horizons), the Kennedy Center, the San Diego Old Globe, and several theaters in Los Angeles. Her writing has received rave reviews from the New York Times, LA Times ('Critic's Choice') and LA Weekly ('Go!'). Additionally, her writing has been honored with awards from Stephen Sondheim, Edward Albee, Tim Robbins, Jack Nicholson, the Kennedy Center and the Sundance Institute. When not writing, Steinkellner works as a creative writing teacher, sharing the magic of the written word with kids, teens, and adults.
Chris Sawtelle (Rudy), a senior at UCLA's Theatre, Film, and Television Program, is stoked to be a part of Everybody Nose. As a new coming duo Chris and Rudy have had countless walks on the beach where they have discussed the nature and essence of man's female counterpart with the hope that one day the two will be able to obtain their one true love. If you or any of your friends may be interested in either of these two handsome devils you can contact them at 1(800) LUV-RUDY.
Pasha Dashtgard (Olly) is a recent graduate from Pitzer College (whew! go sage hens!) where he graduated with dual honors degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. Pasha is fully in support of art, non-violence, and collectives - thus, he is content with his participation in this amazing group. When not clowning, Pasha can be seen starring in such roles as social worker, aspiring graduate student, and full time Laker fan.
Madeline Harris (Margo) is an artist who started with classical ballet and classical theatre in the mountains of Northern California. She now finds herself performing spoken-word, modern dance, and clowning and is beyond happy to have unearthed such Socratic, new genres to add to her sprouting repertoire. She is a current student of UCLA's theatre program and is very pleased that someone like Margo exists within the marrow of her bones.