An autobiographical, one-man comedy show

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Produced by Clayton Raithel, KBs, and Natalie Gershtein.

Smile will move anyone who’s been in love and has a wacky sense of humor.
— Playwright R.N. Sandberg
Raithel is an enormously likable performer... He makes great use of the space, sharing his well-crafted tale with wonderful physicality. The sound and video design, too, is among the best I’ve seen and is incorporated seamlessly.
— Ian Federgreen, FringeBlog
Clayton Raithel is indeed the “f*cking man”... Hilarious... flawlessly timed... People with depression need to know they’re not alone, and Smile is a brave and honest work.
— Heather McAllister, NYTheater Now
Well-written... light-hearted... bold... The direction is a tightly woven canvas of sound, voices, visuals and lights.
— Angel Lam, Theatre is Easy

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
Written and performed by Clayton Raithel
Directed by Rick & Jeff Kuperman