Tapes Last KrappToronto, Ontario, Canada
A short film by Jesse Buck
Inspired by the work of Sam Beckett, Tapes Last Krapp shows us an older Clown reflecting on the glory days spent in the centre ring from the darkness of his tiny home. Constructed, and shot alone, by Jesse, in a hallway, under full lockdown, during the height of the Covid epidemic.
Jesse has been a professional actor for more than twenty five years. He began his career on the stages of the Ottawa theatre community. As well as working professionally Jesse was a fixture of the independent theatre scene, producing, over the years, more than fifteen original productions. Jesse has worked extensively in the styles of character mask, Commedia Dell Arte and Theatrical Clowning. Jesse’s solo Clown show Bubkus toured internationally and extensively in Canada culminating in Jesse being scouted by Cirque du Soleil. Bubkus was last seen at the Play the Fool festival in 2019 before everything went to heck.