Kapoot Clown Theater is a nationally touring Chicago based clown troupe, which incorporates elements of mime, expressionist theatre, and surrealism in its presentations. It was formed in 1999 by Dan Griffiths and Stephen Chipps and toured for seven years with fellow artist Jim Williams who joined in 2002.
In the fall of 2006 Griffiths was a guest director at Indiana University Northwest's- Theatre Northwest. The children's play was entitled A Clown Play: The Emperor's New Clothes. Following his guest direction at Theatre Northwest,Griffiths taught a workshop presented by Byrd Productions Movement Theatre in Kansas City, MO before moving to California. He studied at Dell Arte International School of Physical Theatre in California to receive his MFA, leaving Kapoot under the direction of Stephen Chips.