The Actors Gymnasium

Mark Stevens
Artist / Program Description: 
Magician Sean Masterson's theatrical magic show imaginatively combines sleight-of-hand, mind blowing illusions, and audience participation. Masterson's skills as an actor bring the magic to life through stories, masks and puppets (who also perform amazing feats of magic).

Sean has produced six theatrical magic shows in various Chicago theatres to critical acclaim:

"Masterson's sleight-of-hand tricks, with tales to boot, are spellbinding."
The Chicago Tribune

"His magic does more than puzzle the mind, it creates a sense of wonder and excitement."
Bill Kurtis,- television journalist

Over the last 20 years, Sean has made a number of appearances at the Chicago Cultural Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art and The Old Town School of Folk Music. His theatrical magic show travels with its own beautifully hand painted theatrical backdrop and atmospheric lighting.

Sean Masterson is a teacher and performer at The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston. A training center for circus and performing arts, The Actors Gymnasium is guided by the belief that highly trained performers create great theatre. At The Actors Gymnasium people learn to fly – physically, emotionally, intellectually, and creatively.
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