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    • It changes with every project I’m working on. Right now I’m in the throes of THE ENIGMATIST. We’re still getting it to be a well-oiled machine. On February 15th we’re going to launch version 2.0! So I don’t have an exact routine yet, but usually my mornings are on the computer, wearing
      my producer hat, emailing and coordinating all of the different moving parts of the show, and then in the afternoon I’m practicing sleight of hand. I collaborate with a lot of people - I’m working with consultants for direction and writing, hoping to make this show as good as it can
      possibly be.


      I’ve learned how to work while traveling. I actually love flying, and I’m addicted to my computer already - so having 5 uninterrupted hours to get things done is a dream! And I try to partition things as best I can. During the week, it’s often corporate shows, where I get to fly around
      the country and meet people from all over, and then the weekends I’m back in New York for The Enigmatist. 

    • Be original. Magic, I think, as a profession suffers from people presenting magic in a cliched way. You can buy a magic trick from a shop and it hands you patter to say as you perform it. Tear that up and throw it out! Come up with an original presentation, be innovative.
      These tricks have been around for a hundred years so the best thing you
      can do is put a fresh coat of paint on it. How can you make magic different
      and new?


      Another way to be original? Cross-pollinate. Take something you know, and apply magic to it. Justin Willman does it with comedy. Dan White does it with a cool modern, classy approach. I try to do it with puzzles and history. If you like football, do a sports trick. If you love hip-hop,
      put some lyrics to a card trick. Take a look around and see what other people are doing or how it’s been done, and do something completely different.