_________________________    Dear Magic,      Love,      Geoff    _________________________  Jan. 2019

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Dear Magic,

Love,

Geoff

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Jan. 2019

JAN. 2019

Dear Magic,

Love,

Geoff

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Cait and I leave “love stickies” around the apartment for each other. A love stickie is a post-it note with a small message or sometimes even a simple drawing. They find their way onto bathroom mirrors, edges of counters, onto books or closed computers. Not a love letter, rather these are just little smiles to be discovered during the day. They are not meant to be permanent or collected. Part of the beauty of these little post-its is that they are temporary, not precious, and it is known that they will soon be tossed or recycled. But what is kept is the moment of discovery and the smile. 

I wrote a love stickie to magic.

It is not a full show, it is not a workshop, just a little pop-up, like a post-it, that will hopefully create smiles. 

Some stories, some stories about magic, and yes… some magic too. 

And this is an invitation.

Ticket: you will need to bring something you love to the performance from one of these categories: 

Photo, Food, Text (like a book, poem, or even an actual text), Joke, Quote, Object, Person (yes, this can be an actual living person)

*NOTE: You will get to keep them, but there needs to be a physical element to the "Loved Item." You should be able to place it on a table. 

Date and Time: Monday January 28th @ 8:30

Location: Midtown NYC

Cheers,

Geoff


The Odds Are Against Us    Feb. 2019

The Odds Are Against Us

Feb. 2019

Feb. 2019

The Odds Are Against Us

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If I were to look back at my life 10 years ago, I never could have predicted that I would be living in NYC today; it was never part of the plan. And the more that I backtracked and examined the choices I made, the decisions that were out of my control, the coincidences, the chances, how opportunities aligned…it seemed nearly impossible to have predicted where I am today…when any one of those moments or decisions could have drastically shifted the path I was on. In all honesty, I was a few key moments away from being married at 22, living in St. Louis, and probably owning a cat or a dog. 

I am curious about where the line between impossible and improbable lies. Where something is so improbable…that the feeling in your heart is:

“that was impossible”

This is an invitation.

It is not a full show, it is not a workshop, just a little pop-up. 

Some stories, hopefully some coincidences, and yes… some magic too. 

In place of a ticket: you will need to purchase and bring a New York Lottery Scratchcard ($1-$5 scratchcard, not yet scratched)

Date and Time: Tuesday February 26th at 8:30pm

Location: Midtown NYC

Bonus Seat: In the spirit of this month’s theme, I’ve left one seat to chance. One name will be drawn at random from the waitlist and invited to the show. They will be notified Sunday Feb. 24th at 12pm…there’s always a chance.


Cheers,

Geoff


The Lawn That Disappeared Into The Ocean    March 2019

The Lawn That Disappeared Into The Ocean

March 2019

March 2019

The Lawn That Disappeared Into The Ocean

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One of the very first magic books I read was Now You See It, Now You Don't!: Lessons in Sleight of Hand. One of the cornerstones of magic is the act of disappearance. 

Disappearance happens after appearance, and sometimes before reappearance.

Disappearance is not always permanent.

Disappearance is not always instantaneous.

Disappearance can take thousands of years.

Nature is disappearing all the time.

And faster now than it used to. 

I saw the sun disappear from 10:15am-10:16am on a Monday on the Oregon Coast.  1 minute 50 seconds I will never forget. I saw it on a lawn that is disappearing into the ocean. 


This is an invitation.


In place of a ticket: You will need to bring a Blank Empty Unsealed Envelope (size and color is up to you).

Date and Time: Tuesday March 26th at 8:30pm

Location: Midtown NYC

Cheers,

Geoff



April 2019

UnbrokenUnbrokenUnbroken

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A classic plot in magic is “broken and restored.” Like, tearing up a card and putting it back together, piece by piece, until it is whole again. The word “unbroken” can also mean a record/event/streak that continues without ending. 

Sometimes when I sit in a theatre, I imagine the ghosts of the audiences before me. I imagine who might have sat in my seat the night before.

Or the night before that.

And who will be there tomorrow. 

Each performance is a piece of the run of a show. 

I wanted to create something that needed to keep going, where each audience would be a piece of the whole thing, where each is required to complete the show. 

This month’s pop-up is broken into three pieces. The first has already begun. The second is on Wednesday April 24th. The third is on Thursday April 25th

If all goes to plan… it will be unbroken.

In place of a ticket: You will need to a blank piece of paper or stationary (its okay if it’s folded)

Date and Time: Wednesday April 24th or Thursday April 25th

Location: Midtown NYC

Cheers,

Geoff