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(Almost) All About Rook

 

It’s good to meet you!

It makes sense that you’d want to know a bit about the person you’re about to hire to entertain and enthrall you and yours.

I began with escapes at a very young age (it was a locker…it’s kind of a long story, but if you ask me when we meet, I’ll be happy to tell you about it).  Briefly billed as “New Orleans’ youngest escape artist,” I worked mainly with ropes, chains, and the like.   A few years later, I began to perform parlor and stage magic.  I started to perform magic professionally in my teens.

Eventually going to college, I obtained a Ph.D. in psychology, eventually achieving diplomate status with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).  I think I might very well be the only psychologist to perform a magic trick as part of the ABPP exam!  I am also a member of the Society of American Magicians (SAM) and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM).

A few years back, I realized that my magic shows might have a very good impact on the underserved (homeless, at risk, etc.), but the institutions that serve them rarely have the budget to hire  a magician, so I founded the Meaningful Magic Corporation, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that arranges magic shows at no charge and is run by tax-deductible donations.  I remain the president and magician of that nonprofit, donating my time to a worthy cause.  I have also developed my own, original escapes such as the Deadly Hot Car and Triple Death escapes.

“Thank you for your wonderful performance and incredible value lessons.” – Annie Ansell, Executive Director, Dysart Community Center

I often bring my Dust Bunny, my rabbit companion, to the act.  He is credentialed as a therapy animal through Pet Partners, so you know that it’s a gentle and well-mannered rabbit!  I also work with a variety of other animals, depending on the act and the situation.  Harry T. Dove is always hit, and I also do magic with fish and even a snake, scorpion or tarantula if desired!

During my professional career, I’ve performed for audiences both large and small.  My shows have been enjoyed by all ages and I carry a level one fingerprint clearance card (this is important if you’re going have a stranger perform in your home or for your kids!).  I’ve done escapes, magic, and stunts that have left each of these audiences breathless.   My magic and escapes focus on engendering a sense of wonder and even a touch of danger.   If you’re ready to have me enthrall and entertain at your next event, feel free to contact me by email at rook@rookmagic.com, call me at (602) 579-1509, or through our website by filling out the forms below to discuss rates and availability.

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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