Category Archives: Upcoming

Wizards of PRCH: Summer Update

This past June marked the completion of another excellent “Wizards of PRCH” workshop in New Haven. The Wizards of PRCH Project—a collaboration between the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH), the Yale Magic Society, and Magicians Without Borders—brings together adults recovering from drug abuse and mental illness to study the art of magic and perform throughout the New Haven community. Now in its third year, the initiative aims to help participants develop self-confidence and public speaking skills, promote creativity and self-discipline, equip participants with a remunerative trade and entrepreneurial skills, and inspire hope that the seemingly impossible is …
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We are going to Performing The Workd in New York City!

Magicians without Borders got invited to do a presentation in the international conference Performing The World in New York city from October 10th to the 12th. Our presentation is called: “Magic as a language for social change: It is not the magic we do, it is what we do with magic.” A magical journey from four corners of the world: Bogotá – Colombia, San Salvador – El Salvador, Mumbai – India and New York City – U.S.A. 4 magicians tell their tale of how teaching and performing magic has taken them around the world positively impacting the least fortunate in the …
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Plans for the Immediate Future

We are now planning a tour of all 42 VA Hospitals and Veteran Centers in New England and designing a Warrior Wizard Program to train a group of Veterans to become magicians and travel around the country presenting magic shows in VA Hospitals. We will commit ourselves to a three-year training program to enable these Warrior Wizards to become competent, engaging and entertaining performers.  The training program would include, among other skills:  learning the techniques involved in sleight of hand magic  acting and theater skills  character development  story telling and scripting skills to turn tricks into magic  psychology of communication …
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