Thursday, September 9, 2010

Clown Fest Interview - Butt Kapinski of The Kapinski Private Eye Academy

By Byrne Harrison

Name: Butt Kapinski
Show: The Kapinski Private Eye Academy
Relationship to show: Creator, Co-writer

Tell me a little bit about The Kapinski Private Eye Academy.

It is not theater. It is serious training in the private eye arts.

It’s the dirty city, and you’re in the middle of it.

On the back side of the BQE, through the streets of Williamsburg, hard-lisping clown Butt Kapinski will teach you to be inconspicuous, run from danger, investigate mysteries and get in the mood film-noir style.

A sizzling hot band guides you through this ridiculous interactive experience.

What inspired you to create it?

I like shows that aim to give people real experience, in a real location and not just a theater. I like work that encourages audiences to be active as they're being entertained.

What is your clowning background?

I've been a clown officially for 5 years now. I clown both in the circus and at seedy downtown cabarets.

What would you tell someone who is afraid of clowns to get them to
come to your show?

I would tell them to lock their doors at night, and to guard their babies because clowns eat babies.

What is next for you after the New York Clown Theatre Festival?

Counting my money and eating more babies.

F.O. Fire
New York, NY

NY Clown Theatre Festival
The Brick Theatre
575 Metropolitan Ave.

Friday, September 17th @ 8:30pm
Monday, September 20th @ 8:45pm
Tuesday, September 21st @ 8:45pm
Wednesday, September 22 @ 8:30pm
Friday, September 24 @ 10:30pm

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