Kjersti Webb Founding Member, Co-Artistic Director
Kjersti (Shesh-tee) was born and raised in Sweden. She moved To the U.S. in 1996 to study at the Dell `Arte School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California. She also has extensive training in the Lecoq and Phillipe Gaulier physical theatre lineages having trained in the United States, England and Italy. She holds a Bachelors degree in Theatre from Naropa University and is currently pursuing Master Level pedagogic training in the Lecoq lineage under the supervision of world-renowned teacher Amy Russell. Kjersti has acted, written, directed or produced more than thirty projects over the past fifteen years. An expert in events planning and implementation, Kjersti co-founded several theatre companies namely Theatre 13, LTO and Bohemian Dinner Theatre. Among other original projects with Theatre13, she created and performed in three critically acclaimed World Premier works, “The Dogrobber Revolt”, “Once Upon a Time The End” and “Olive”. She also has extensive experience in technical theatre mostly as a lighting designer. She received “Best Lighting Design” from the Boulder Daily Camera in 2008 for “The Death and Resurrection of Carl Verplank” and “Best Lighting Design” from the Denver Critics Circle for “The Handler” in 2009. She holds licensure from Stage Vision of Sweden in Safety and Regulations for Stage and Events. Kjersti returned to Sweden in 2011 and founded Everything Theatre Company with her husband Judson Webb. ETC produces and teaches theatre, film, corporate conferences and workshops. Passionate about her work in Physical Theatre Kjersti utilizes her extensive background to help people and companies grow. A resident of Falun, Sweden she is the mother of two beautiful daughters and one fabulous stepson.
Judson Webb Founding Member, Co-Artistic Director
Born and raised in West Texas, Judson now lives in Falun, Sweden. He holds a Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance (MFACP) from Naropa University and has participated in over fifty theatre and film projects during the past 20 years. Passionate about the intersections between art and human development he has also studied Substance Abuse Counseling and Family Dynamics, Transpersonal Psychology, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Traditional Lakota Ceremony, Butoh, Method Acting, Modern Dance, Body Mind Centering, The Roy Hart Voice Technique, The Grotowski Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, The Alexander Technique, Public Speaking and Life Coaching. In the U.S. Judson co-founded multiple theatre companies, namely Theatre13, LTO and Bohemian Dinner Theatre. As a founding member of much acclaimed Theatre13, he produced directed and/or acted in more than twenty productions during the company's four rambunctious seasons in Boulder, Colorado. Judson has also been deeply involved in micro-budget filmmaking having acted, written and produced for indie screens for over a decade. His most recent work as a producer of film, “Somewhere West”, has won multiple film festival awards in both the U.S. and Europe. As an actor, his work has been critically acclaimed in the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Westword, Boulder Weekly, and the Boulder Daily Camera among others. Judson is Co-Artistic Director of Everything Theatre Company. Located in Falun, Sweden ETC is an entertainment and education company producing and teaching theatre, film, corporate conferences, seminars and retreats. He is the proud father of three awesome kids.
Claire Patton Founding Member
Claire Pattonis a director, teacher, collaborator, and performer of Lecoq-based physical theatre. She graduated from Kiklos International School of Theatre Creation in Padua Italy, where she studied under Giovanni Fusetti. She then completed his course in the pedagogy of movement theatre in 2009. Patton is the founder and Artistic Director of Quake Theater, a physical theatre company based in Boulder, Colorado. She has co-written and directed several original productions, including the mask comedy Woe to the Conquered, which premiered at the Boulder Fringe in 2010 and won the festival's Encore! award. Patton has served as a guest artist at the University of Colorado Department of Theatre and Dance, specializing in Commedia dell'Arte, and has collaborated as a movement coach on three of their productions: Pillowman,You Can't Take it With You, and A Play on Two Chairs. Last year Patton performed a solo multi-character piece, Smite Smote Smitten, under the direction of Elizabeth Baron. She is co-founder of Sweden's Everything Theatre Company, having taught and performed red nose clown in the summer of 2012 in Caux, Switzerland.
Barrett Ogden Founding Member
Barrett has worked as an actor, director, writer, and teacher in film, theatre, television, and voice-over for the past two decades. He received an MFA in Contemporary Performance (MFACP) from Naropa University in 2009. He currently serves as a Professor of Acting in the Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen at Utah Valley University. Barrett co-founded Handcart Ensemble in 1999, Hollow Earth Conspiracy in 2004 and Jules Verne Expeditionary Research in 2011. He has trained internationally in NYC, Denmark, England, and elsewhere in a variety of theatre performance-related disciplines, including the Michael Chekhov Technique, Body Mind Centering, Contemplative Dance Practice, Developmental Movement, Stage Combat, the voice work of Cicely Berry, Catherine Fitzmaurice, and Kristen Linklater, The Roy Hart Voice Technique, The Alexander Technique, Viewpoints composition with Wendell Beavers and SITI Company, Yoga, various approaches to mask performance, the work of Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba's Odin Teatret, North American Cultural Laboratory, and Tectonic Theatre's Moment Work, along with several other techniques of acting, movement, voice, and directing work, and is a Teacher of the Feldenkrais Method. His work has been favorably reviewed by The Village Voice, Off-Off Broadway Review, www.nytheatre.com, Westword, Boulder Weekly and Boulder Daily Camera among others. He’s pleased to be engaged in the lifelong path of service through art.