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SHOWS & BOOKINGS
Brainstorming: An Act of Mentalism!
Brainstorming is an interactive stage mind-reading show that runs 45, 60 or 75 minutes. Minds are read, spoons are bent, volunteers test their own "powers", and, if appropriate, the evening concludes with a re-creation of the kind of manifestation you might have witnessed in a séance chamber over a century ago! While the show is "TV clean", it is more suitable for adults than for children..
The Providence Ghost Walk
Come take a walking tour through the haunted history of Providence, Rhode Island this October. See details here.
I offer three lecture-demonstrations:
- "Seances: Searching for the Spirits" looks at the history of séances.
- "ESP: Testing for Telepathy" examines attempts to document extrasensory perception.
- "Prodigies: Exhibiting the Extraordinary" recounts the careers of some remarkable performers with prodigious abilities.
All these talks are fun, interactive, and include a few demonstrations of the apparently impossible.
Rory was a solitary, imaginative child who grew up in his own little world... Things have yet to change for the grown-up Mr. Raven.
A life-long interest in all things psychic and paranormal led Rory to pursue a career as a mentalist and mindbender. His goal is to reproduce the kind of effects parapsychologists have been researching for years – only he wants to do them live and onstage.
As Rory says, “I'm skeptical about paranormal activity. But a background in theater and an interest in esoteric subjects help me to bend the audience’s minds.”
Rory’s work has brought him to a number of wonderful places over the years. From Salem to Manhattan to Istanbul - he has performed for bar patrons, educational groups, nightclub crowds, champion bridge players, and even a coven of witches!
Throughout his travels, Rory says that one thing has always intrigued him. “What I find interesting is that everyone has an opinion about whether or not telepathy exists. The great thing is that you don't have to believe in order to find mentalism compelling, any more than you have to believe that the actor onstage really is a melancholy Danish prince in order to get completely caught up in that experience. Remember, we're in the Theater of the Mind, and not just my mind... but yours as well.”
- Assumption College, Worcester, MA
- Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
- Castleton State College, Castleton, VT
- Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
- Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI
- Emerson College, Boston, MA
- Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
- Husson College, Bangor, ME
- Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
- Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
- Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
- New Hampshire Community Technical College, Manchester, NH
- Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
- Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, NY
- Potomac State College, Keyser, WV
- Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
- Saint Joseph College, East Hartford, CT
- Sphinx Club, Brown University, Providence, RI
- University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
- University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
- Western New England College, Springfield, MA
- Wheaton College, Norton, MA
- Yeshiva University, New York, NY
Theaters and Clubs
- AS220's Fools Ball, Providence, RI
- The Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland, RI
- Bright Night, Providence, RI
- Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA
- Castle Cinema, Providence, RI
- Catch A Rising Star, Lincoln, RI
- Chan's Fine Oriental Dining, Woonsocket, RI
- Charlie Hall's STAGE, Providence, RI
- Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY
- Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, Salem, MA
- Custom House Tavern, Providence, RI
- 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center, East Boston, MA
- Empire Revue, Providence, RI
- Evenings of Wonder, New York, NY
- Firehouse Theater, Newport, RI
- First Night Providence
- Griffen Theatre, Salem, MA
- Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA
- Langdon Street Cafe, Montpelier, VT
- The Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
- Perishable Theatre, Providence, RI
- Salem Haunted Happenings, Salem, MA
- Stitches Komedy Kafe, Providence, RI
- Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI
- Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI
- Westerly Armory, Westerly, RI
- The Winnipesauke Playhouse, Laconia, NH
Corporate and Charitable
- Aetna Insurance, Hartford, CT
- Lighthouse MD, Providence, RI
- Make a Wish Foundation, Providence, RI
- Propane Gas Association of New England, Moltonboro, NH
- Zebra Tech, Warwick, RI