Smile is an autobiographical, one-man comedy show about depression and the loss of first love.
Clayton's the man. He graduates from Princeton. He moves to NYC to become a famous artiste. He finds the love of his life. But shit happens. Now he can't stop puking and crying everywhere. He's clinically depressed, and it's hilarious!
Created by Clayton Raithel and Rick & Jeff Kuperman
Director of Photography: Dylan Steinberg
Camera and Sound: Anthony Morotta, Chelsea Killea, Dave Russo, Eric Teti
Co-producers: Natalie Gershtein, Calla Videt
Assistant Producers: Ogemdi Ude, Caroline Banks, David Lombroso
Sound and Video Design: Jeff and Rick Kuperman, Clayton Raithel
Voices: Becca Forseman, Catherine Cohen, Doug Shapiro, Miyuki Miyagi
Editing: Jeff and Rick Kuperman
Mastering: Clayton Raithel
Finishing: Steven San Miguel, Daniela Medina
Art Work: Jon Lavalley
Special Thanks to Chloe Angyal, Angel Lam, Heather McAllister, Tom Dunne, Zhan Okudo-Lim, Daniel Yankiver, Michelle Ow, Mary Ellen Stebbins, Jamie Besant, David Drew, Dan Abromowitz, Suzie Agins, Carmelita Becnel, Luke Bradford, BGBG, Clinical Group 4D, Daily Dollar Billz, Sea Bass Franco, Kristin Frasier, Geoff Garlock, Rachel Mason, Phoenix Gonzalez, Arlo Hill, Amy Kacprowicz, Ariana Kuperman, Jesse Lane, Kevin Laskey, Robert Sandberg, Bryan Logan, Daniella Lukashok, The Midwife Block from CUSON, Halcyon Person, Quipfire!, Keith Shaw, Sara Shaw, Brittany Stanley, Darryl Waskow, Jonathan Weed, Tim Vasen, Zach Zimmerman, All Nighter With David Drew, The Crew of Barrel Me II, Holly Linneman, The Crew at Richardson Auditorium, Richard Shadick, Brittany Stanley, Jesse Kolber, Lindsay Tanne, Adrian Michael Ash, Kuperman Family, Raithel Family, Richardson Staff
Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall, Princeton University. October 10, 2014.
Princeton Mental Health Week
Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
SMILE was presented by The New York International Fringe Festival, a production of The Present Company