Ray Caspio

"a shapeshifter of an actor" - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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This Show Is So Gay

Last week, I was interviewed by Ken Schneck for the full hour of his This Show is So Gay podcast! We talk Oh, My Stars!, TingleTangle, performing, classic pop culture, game shows...it's really fun!

Link to the interview: http://thisshowissogay.com/node/740

Code: Preludes

Two weekends left! $10 tickets tonight!

"Caspio stands out in his monologue later in the show; it seems he could read a description of the Heartbleed bug backwards and still be riveting."
Christine Howey

"This show is more than a play, it’s more than a performance art piece. It is something I personally have never experienced before, and I’m not sure how to even describe it. I can, however, wholeheartedly recommend that everyone go experience this ‘experience.’"
Land of Cleve

Theater Ninjas

This year, I was named Associate Artistic Director for the revitalized Theater Ninjas, a position that happily allows me to continue freelancing in illustration and design.

As Associate Artistic Director, I aid in the creation and implementation of programming, administrate the education series, perform, design, and write. 

I was also instrumental in the rebranding and handle the illustration and design work, under the art direction of Jeremy Paul.

The logo redesign – a collaboration between Jeremy and myself; the final drawn by me – incorporates the shape of the old logo through the abstraction of a ninja mask, while emphasizing the playful, nomadic resourcefulness of the company.

Here it is on our business cards, followed by images I created for the 2012-2013 season:

 Marble Cities web banner: photography and design
 Marble Cities postcard: photography and design

The Excavation: illustration and design

Telephone: design

Wonder Woman Cover Series: No. 27 Light-Fingered Lady

Prints, posters, and cards are available here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/raycaspio/works/8677004-light-fingered-lady

Prints start at $8.25, which is a steal!

The newest entry in my Wonder Woman Cover Series is from one of my favorite episodes: Wonder Woman No. 27: Light-Fingered Lady. Diana Prince goes undercover in her black turtleneck and black pants as a thief named "Larcenous" Lil Thaxton to infiltrate a major burglary ring. The episode first aired January 6, 1978 and is notable for many reasons.

One: Lynda Carter gives an exceptionally good acting performance in three roles. She had a chance to do much more than she usually got to do and played it all extremely well. Second: Diana and Steve Trevor kiss for the one and only time in the series – and it's on the cheek! Suffering Sappho! Third: A rare double-spin into the diving suit happens near the beginning of the episode. Fourth: Wonder Woman uses her Unity with Beasts power when she convinces a couple German Shepherds to do her bidding. Fifth: My favorite supporting cast member, the underutilized Saundra Pearl Sharp as Eve, goes undercover as big-time criminal Marge Douglas. Sixth: Christopher Stone guest stars as Lil's love interest. He apparently made the rounds of our female superheroes since he played Jaime Sommers' boyfriend, Chris Williams, in the third season of The Bionic Woman, which was also in 1978.

At-TEN-tion Span: Final Weekend

The final weekend of At-TEN-tion Span is upon us. Tickets are $10 Thursday and $15 Friday and Saturday.

Here's what the reviews have said:

"Each of these plays is intense, earnest and thought-provoking...For me, the pieces that offer the most personal disclosures with the best acting performances are the most desirable and rewarding.

They include...Jeremy Paul’s “The Refrain,” which offers overlapping, intertwining, and occasionally interrupting reflections on illness as delivered by Ray Caspio, Jenni Messner, and Adam Seeholzer..."
Bob Abelman, The News Herald

"...you’ll walk out from At-TEN-tion Span with your senses tweaked and your perspectives altered."Christine Howey, Rave and Pan

To get your tickets, call (216) 631-2727 x. 501 or head on over to cptonline.org.

Lauren B. Smith, Ray Caspio, Amy Schwabauer, and Jeremy Paul in Renee Schilling's "To Fasten Your Seatbelt..." Image design by Ray Caspio.

Who Killed Teddy Bear

PRINTS AVAILABLE AT REDBUBBLE: http://www.redbubble.com/people/raycaspio/art/6257906-1-who-killed-teddy-bear Thanks to Doug Prinzivalli over at Dougsploitation, Who Killed Teddy Bear has become one of my favorite films. It was because of his blog post last year that I sought out the 1965 movie and discovered Sal Mineo. Read Doug's review of the film because he summed it up perfectly. This movie is creepy, insanely sexy, and daring. Besides Sal Mineo, it also stars Juliet Prowse and the great Elaine Stritch (currently playing Madame Armfeldt in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music on Broadway). I wanted to take a crack at designing a poster for the film; something that captured what I took away from it. Here's my design. Who Killed Teddy Bear
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Ray Caspio received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowships is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.