Recall images, faces, reactions, hecklers, stumbles, successes from the last week preparing and performing for the elementary students. See if you can’t work into your reflections a discussion of the postulates: can something come from nothing? does God exist? is our soul immortal? is our will our own? As well, discuss the presence of fear or awe in the psyche of a child. Recall Golding’s thesis about the ubiquity of evil in children. Was anyone in our audiences ever “afraid” of our magic? Why? Why not?
In addition, you might include a “microcontent” review of our show(s).
Get a magic wand, silk hankie, a coin, pin, string/thread, rubberbands, and a deck of cards. You’ll want to wear a sport coat/blazer (to help hide hands/stuff in big pockets).
NO FIRE. NO SWORDS. NO DECAPITATING the teacher tricks. You may not saw a kid in half.
I’ve got a dvd that is just awesome. Co-op has a few tricks in their birthday party stuff.
Find a “magician’s oath” from google/wikipedia. Take it seriously.
We need a table and a fancy-shmancy cloth.
Someone find a trick were you have a hand puppet as your assistant.
Let’s put on a good show. Rehearsal Thursday AM, PM, too if needed.
Expect to stay out of the Lab and in my room until your trick is mastered. Grrr.
Performance and public presentation is very much a Language Art, everyone will step up and deliver.