I started learning magic* at the age of 5.
I wasted the first 4 years of my life. LOL.
I started street performing when I was 12.
I then became a professional magician at 13
and now perform at birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, private parties etc.
I lied about all these ages because I can't remember.
I can do magic though.
*I cannot do actual magic
I design and choreograph magical moments in theater.
Seen to your right is a photo from a show I worked on called "Maybe Tomorrow" which did really well at the NYC fringe under the direction of Tomer Adorian. In this "bathroom sink drama" the props which began as mimed, slowly and unnoticeably became real as the play progressed. That was my job:
1) Figure out how to make a bathroom's worth of junk appear.
2) Teach the actors how to do it. You have 10 minutes GO!
I'm currently interested with making new-weird-magicy-theater/videography.
Here is a video of one of my first attempts at that.
I still perform at children's birthdays regularly. Kids are incredibly perceptive and will not allow you to lie to them. As a magician, this is helpful. If they see you put it in your sleeve, they will tell you. It keeps me learning every time I perform.
I can curtail my show to meet the needs of any venue or environment. I can do 20 minutes or 2 hours. Give me a spot and just say go!*
I also perform for adults- cocktail parties, fundraisers, corporate gatherings etc. I perform close up magic for guests which breaks the ice and gets people talking to each other. Magic is mostly about getting everyone (no matter the age) focused on a common goal.
*Please also tell me when to get off the stage