About this project
By contributing to the campaign you can help us raise the necessary funds to kick-off the Paradox tour across Canada. Jaymes will have his first three shows in his hometown, Ottawa on Thursday, June 12th, Friday, June 13th, and Saturday, August 16th, 2014.
You can be part of the audience by contributing on the right! By purchasing a ticket package you have a choice of attending one of the three Ottawa shows (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Shipping is free for all rewards within Canada.
Jaymes White Entertainment is a registered business operating in Ottawa. The business provides an exciting form of live entertainment incorporating magic and psychology otherwise known as mentalism. Jaymes White is the performer and writer of the live shows. His performances capture the imagination and memories of when you, the audience were young, when you believed everything was possible.
Paradox, which took 2 years to write, is an audience oriented stage show like no other. What makes his shows unique is that it involves the participation of the audience members. Mentalism creates the impression of predicting the future, reading minds, and even controlling minds. The show would not be possible without the audience’s participation. The test show which took place at the Arts Court in Ottawa left people on the edge of their seats and they were raving about it for months.
Jaymes needs your support to take Paradox across Canada. Each show costs $8,500 to put on and this does not even include travel expenses. Jaymes plans to do 20 shows outside of Ottawa in 2015 and your support will definitely help him along the road in getting there. By contributing you can be part of the audience yourself. More importantly, you will be part of a movement sweeping the nation with the allure of what the human mind is truly capable of.
The breakdown of costs to perform a show locally are listed below, and travel costs will vary depending on the location where Jaymes performs.
- Rental of theatre with seating for 500 (including insurance) = $2,580
- Promotion of show = $2,500
- Total of wages paid to stage manager, stage hands, and stage technician = $2,320
- Advertising through venue = $400
- Rental of sound equipment = $400
- Rental of rehearsal space for 30 hours = $300
- Delivering a mind blowing experience = Priceless
The test show of Paradox led to Jaymes being presented an offer for a 6 episode series on Rogers TV. The show which is currently on air features the sights and sounds of the picturesque Ottawa landscape. The memories that Jaymes left with random people whom he had never met before was vivid and real. Many people said it was a memory they would never forget.
The opportunity presented to Jaymes to have his very own TV show was something unique but also something he aspired towards since a young age. There are very few performers to ever get this opportunity to jump start their career.
Gavin Lumsden and Iain Murphy, who provided Jaymes the opportunity of a lifetime to have his own TV show http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?rid=4&lid=12&sid=5987
Bruce M. Firestone, who provided us with the inspiration and coaching from day one. He is also the author of the Quantum Entity Trilogy http://www.brucemfirestone.com/quantum-entity/
Majeed Mogharreban, who provided us with the vision to elevate our stage show to the next level http://majeedm.com/
Esha Abrol, who provided us with suggestions to improve the Kickstarter page http://www.brandsrole.ca/
“His charm, authenticity and humour were totally apparent—it was funny and fascinating at the same time.” Professor Bruce M. Firestone, Author of the Quantum Entity Trilogy, Founder of Ottawa Senators and Executive Director, Exploriem
“Jaymes White puts on a great show - I left perplexed, confused…but thoroughly entertained! - don’t miss his show.” Michelle van Vliet, Director, Communications and Marketing The Ottawa Hospital Foundation
"You are a master mentalist." Derick Fage, Host of Rogers Daytime Ottawa
"It is obvious through Jaymes' magic shows how dedicated he is to his magic and how much effort goes towards his performances. His shows incorporate all the aspects needed for a successful show. His show involves many twists and turns, and leaves his audience both amazed and speechless. Jaymes possesses the unique ability to engage and captivate his audience throughout his entire performances. His laid back attitude and sense of humor makes his shows more personal and enjoyable, which also contributes to his success." Rosanna M.
"Jaymes White is a talented and creative performer. His simple, yet unorthodox style renders his mindreading tricks all the more astounding. You will leave bewitched and bewildered!" Sylvia L.
Risks and challenges
Jaymes has to promote his brand of magic and mentalism outside of Ottawa, and this will take time. Until he gets known, it may be difficult at first to sell out his shows. Based on a theatre size of 500 seats, the shows must hit 57 percent capacity to break-even. To deal with this problem approximately 34% or $2,900 of the cost of each show is going towards promotion and advertising.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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