ABOUT THE SHOW:
Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir murder mystery. Join Butt in a seedy world of sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge as you take the ride of a full-on interactive comedic experience. Kick reality to the curb! Play in a world of dark dreams and bad similes. ADULTS ONLY.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Deanna Fleysher is a comedy artist, teacher and director devoted to audience inclusion . She created Foreplay, an erotic improv comedy show that ran for a year at the People’s Improv Theater in NY and was featured at the Chicago Improv Festival. She created, produced and starred in Kill Me Loudly: A Clown Noir and The Kapinski Private Eye Academy at the NY Clown Theatre Festival. She created the Naked Comedy Lab, a workshop for training in interactive/immersive comedy and clown/bouffon. She is the director and co-writer of Red Bastard, the internationally acclaimed bouffon show. Currently, she tours her award-winning solo show BUTT KAPINSKI and teaches Naked Comedy labs in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and around the world.
ABOUT THE MISSION: Naked comedy is vulnerable and sublime. Anyone can make it. Use your bodies, use your hearts, make us laugh. Please visit The Naked Comedy blog at nakedcomedy.blogspot.com
ABOUT MY TRAINING:
When people ask me about my training, I still maintain that being a high school English teacher was the best clown training I could ever have. But also—
My first Clown teacher when I was 6: TIM ANDERSON at the Tic Toc Players, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY.
Some other great teachers/mentors I had in childhood/teenagehood: Richard Kalinoski, David Palma, Mark Almekinder, Michael Hagerman, John Bolton, Circle In The Square at NYSSSA.
B.A., Amherst College, English, physical theater concentration with Peter Lobdell
Clown and Bouffon: Ecole Phillipe Gaulier, Mick Barnfather, Giovanni Fusetti, Dody DiSanto, Sue Morrison, Eric Davis, Chris Bays, Matt Chapman, Jeff Raz, and Bob Berky Improvisation: Todd Stashwick, Jay Rhoderick, Shira Piven (Burn Manhattan), Christina Gausas, Michael Delaney, Billy Merritt Melodrama: Debbie McMahon Action Theater: Cassie Terman Butoh: Kazuo Ohno, Jeff Janiesheski Alexander Technique: Janice Rous, Amira Glaser, Glenn Kenreich Pilates, Posture and Linklater breathwork: Alec Hellner and Debbie Parsons, Jenn Berry Pilates.
ABOUT MY WORKSHOPS: see DIRECTING/WORKSHOPS!