Written and Performed by Deanna Flysher
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
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.
DEANNA FLEYSHER (Playwright/Performer) 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. See more at www.buttkapinski.com
GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH (Director) is a freelance director living in New York City. Her background is in dance. She has directed many world premieres including Clare Lizzimore’s Animal (Studio Theatre, DC); Laura Marks’s Bethany with America Ferrera (Women’s Project, Lortel nomination for Best New Play and Best Lead Actress and at Old Globe); Melissa Ross’s Of Good Stock (South Coast Rep). She has also directed the off-Broadway productions of Simon Stephens’s Harper Regan with Mary McCann (Atlantic Theater, NY Times Top Ten Production 2012); Simon Stephens's Bluebird with Simon Russell Beale (Atlantic Theater); Lucy Thurber’s Stay (Rattlestick Theater, Obie Award for Hilltown Play Cycle) and Nancy Harris’s Our New Girl (Atlantic Theater). Her work has been seen at Culture Project, La Mama, Juilliard, and Lincoln Center Institute among others, and she has developed new work at New Dramatists, Playwrights Realm, NY Stage & Film, The Kennedy Center, Playwright's Center, LCT Director's Lab, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She is an alumna of The Women’s Project Directors Lab, The Drama League and North Carolina School of the Arts. Upcoming: the world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s The Last Match (The Old Globe) and Chris Chen’s You Mean to do Me Harm (The Vineyard, NYC). See more at www.gtupchurch.com