Performances for Adults

My current offerings include:

 

By Heart: A Celebration of Words, Magic, and Memory. A theatrical evening for adults and interested older kids and teenagers. In my most recent and most original performance, I combine poetry, magic, and story to explore how poets and poetry sing memory alive, join past, present, and future, and reveal the inner truths of our hearts. Click here for the world-premier press release. For videos from the show, visit Videos.

1 hour and 10 minutes.

Suitable for theatrical venues.

Rates start at $350.00.

 

Custom-Tailored Close-Up. I offer elegant and intimate presentations for special occasions and events. You can find me, for instance, at May Kitchen + Bar, performing tableside throughout the evening one night a week, as a gift to her guests from May. My current schedule is listed under recent news. Please contact me for additional information.

Performances for Families

My current offerings include:

The Poet’s Magic. My flagship show for families. This interactive performance combines poetry, magic, story, and song to explore the power of words. See how words from different languages can surprise us in our own hands and watch how a poet sends them magically into our hearts. Listen to the story of the birds who dared to dream and experience Marie Rackham’s “The Rainbow Butterfly.”

Also available with “Houdini Meets Casey at the Bat.”

30-45 minutes, with optional question & answer following.

Suitable for school assemblies, libraries, and private events.

Rates start at $300.00.

 

Uncle Jupiter: A Thanksgiving Tale of Poetry and Magic. In this acclaimed program, I combine original poetry and magic to tell a story about harvest-time, family, and the sharing of food. At turns funny and moving, surprising and true, the show celebrates the hidden wonders of daily life and the astonishing power of gratitude. For families of all ages and all kinds.

Also available as A Holiday Tale of Poetry and Magic

30-45 minutes, with optional Q&A.

Suitable for school assemblies, libraries, and private events.

Rates start at $300.00.

 

Avvaiyar: The Poetry of a 12th Century Tamil Woman, Poet, and Saint. This interactive presentation for adults combines poetry, storytelling, and magical theatricality to introduce the work of the beloved 12th century Tamil woman, poet, and saint Avvaiyar, who taught practical wisdom in her vivid and unforgettable poetry.

45-60 minutes, with optional question & answer following.

Suitable for theatrical venues, libraries, and private events.

Rates start at $300.00.

 

Mathemagic! In this popular new program, which can also be combined with a workshop, I explore some surprisingly magical and poetical properties of numbers and show how to use them in performing a variety of amazing “mathemagic” tricks with everyday objects.

30-60 minutes, with optional Q&A.

Suitable for school assemblies, libraries, and homeschooling groups.

Rates start at $300.00.

Click here to download a copy of the Mathemagics Booklist.

 

Ramanujan and the Magic of Math. In this interactive performance, I explore the life of Srinivasa Ramanajan, a mathematical genius from India for whom “every natural number was his personal friend.” In addition to sharing the story of how Ramanujan caught the attention of the greatest British mathematician of the 20thcentury, I also introduce some of the concepts that fascinated him—mathematical series, number theory, and magic squares—and show how they can be used to perform “mathemagic.” The aim is to ignite enthusiasm about mathematics and bring to life a young hero for whom math was, literally, magic.

30-45 minutes, with optional question & answer following.

Suitable for school assemblies, libraries, and private events.

Rates start at $300.00.

 

Custom-Tailored Performances

With sufficient advance notice, I also prepare one-of-a-kind performances for weddings, anniversaries, and other very special events. Please contact me for more information and rates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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