Bronwyn Sims, is an actor, acrobat, creator, choreographer, and educator. She has appeared in film (Next Stop Wonderland, Dischord, Trial by Fire) and on television including a role in the Emmy award winning first season of The Sopranos.
Her NYC stage credits include productions with NYC Opera at Lincoln Center, National Black Theatre of Harlem, The Kitchen, La Mama E.T.C, HERE, Galapagos, Artists of Tomorrow Festival with Six Figures Theatre, The NY Clown Theatre Festival at The Brick Theatre, NY Downtown Clown Revue at The Kraine Theatre & International Dance Festival at The Duke on 42nd Street. Regional stage credits include: American Repertory Theatre, Raven Theatrical, Speakeasy Stage Company, The Celebration Barn, and a European tour with Sandglass Theatre.
As an Acrobat and Aerialist, Bronwyn has performed with Cirque-Tacular Entertainment in Circurious, LAVA, Lola Lola Dance Theatre (formerly Odonata Dance Project), Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Above The Belt, The Zipper Factory, Wise Fool, Nimble Arts and Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival.
Choreography and Movement credits include, A.R.T. ‘s The Donkey Show, Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale School of Drama, and The Vermont Academy. Bronwyn is a Co- Founder and Producing Director of Strong Coffee Stage Company. www.strongcoffeestage.com
A teacher of Aerial and Circus Arts as well as Yoga, Bronwyn is a Lecturer in Acting at Yale School of Drama, and has taught at The University of New Hampshire, University of Florida, Marlboro College, Colorado College Summer Dance Festival, Colby College, Bowdoin College, Suny Oneonta, Philly Circus, Streb/Slam, The Trapeze Loft, The Sky Box, Bhava Yoga, Hart Yoga, South Boston Yoga and at New England Center for Circus Arts. She holds a Certificate in Acting from Circle in the Square Theatre School and has studied with numerous master teachers from across the country and Europe.
Patrick Donnelly is an actor, clown, and teacher. Motion picture credits include: The Ciderhouse Rules, The Love Letter, Original Sins, Happy Doomsday, Trial By Fire, Dischord and The Bus Stop Movie, which was named best short film at the 1999 Ajijic Film Festival in Mexico. He was a founding member of the Elliot Norton Award winning Boston fringe theater company Raven Theatrical, appearing in Psycho Beach Party & Emil and the Detectives; both productions were extended multiple times. He played Miss Fern in Bad Seed at the Ohio Theater in NYC, which was named a top ten fringe production of 1999 by the Village Voice. He appeared as Harpo in Groucho: A Life in Revue at the Jewish Theater of New England. He co-created (with Bronwyn Sims) This is not a Tango, a clown dance which was performed at 2008 New York City Clown Theater Festival, the Extraordinary Dance Festival 2008 at Colorado College, the Downtown Clown Revue, and LaMama ETC.
Most recently, he has been touring an original two actor adaptation of Antigone. He also performs Bouffon as Rufus, and has appeared at Tiny Dangerous Fun at Sycamore Bar, Galapagos Art Space, Big Sky Studio and several other New York venues. He teaches at CP Casting in Boston and at Luminz studio in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has taught Acting at the Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive, Colorado College Extraordinary Dance Festival, Marlboro College, The Skybox and Big Sky Studio in Brooklyn, NY, Canopy Studios in Athens, GA and the State University of New York at Oneonta. He studied Clown with Jane Nichols, Mick Barnfather, Chris Bayes and Molly Brennan, Short & Long form Improv with Gary Austin, Michael Gellman, David Razowsky, Playwriting with Jeffrey Sweet, Neutral Mask with Dodi DiSanto, Commedia with Mark McKenna and Bouffon with Eric Davis. Patrick is Artistic Director of Strong Coffee Stage of Vermont.