Who: Deanna Fleysher as Butt Kapinski
What: Live improv theatre
When: Thursday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, 8 p.m.
Where: Black Box Theatre (Kelowna Community Theatre), 1375 Water St., Kelowna, BC
Performer/director Deanna Fleysher plays the gender-troubled title character Butt Kapinksi — a noir-loving buffoon who wades into crowds to solve mysteries — blending improvisation and collaboration into award-winning interactive theatre.
Fleysher brings Butt Kapinski to Kelowna, in a UBC Theatre26 production for a three-night run, Thursday through Saturday, October 16 to 18, at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre (Kelowna Community Theatre), 1375 Water St., Kelowna.
According to The Georgia Straight, “Fleysher’s ability to create community in the space of 60 minutes is nothing short of amazing.”
Fleysher is a performer, director and teacher of naked comedy. Inspired by clown, improv comedy, commedia dell’arte and bouffon, she explores the bravery and vulnerability of being human. Her work relies on beautiful accidents, improvisation and collaboration as tools of creation.
She has performed at various “seedy joints” around New York City and Los Angeles, including Galapagos, Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, the Pasadena Playhouse, and Theatre of Note. She tours with Butt Kapinski and the Naked Comedy Lab workshops. She lives in Los Angeles, where she directs the Naked Comedy Lab.
Butt Kapinski is part of UBC’s 2014-15 Performance Series, sponsored the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Theatre26, Inner Fish Performance Co., and supported by the Central Okanagan Foundation.