WHAT IS IT?
Internationally renowned actor and multi award winning master magician Steve Valentine is creating a live evening show to take an exclusive audience on a wild, intimate rollercoaster ride with his quirky, cheeky, mind blowing and laugh-out-loud funny one man show Naked* with a Deck of Cards.
Naked* is part theater, (from a performer the New York Times called “a scene stealer”) part magic show and part performance art piece.
From a hopeful skinny schoolboy dreamer in rainy, working class UK to professional magician and prolific actor working opposite some of the biggest stars in some of Hollywood's biggest films in sunny LA, Steve artfully exposes every life changing event, person and the magic that affected him on his crazy journey.
Getting back to his roots, Steve promises this will be the show he has always dreamed of doing, coming full circle to fulfill his fantasy of creating the ultimate and most intimate magic show an audience is ever likely to experience; Naked* with a Deck of Cards.
Yes, naked, because Steve Valentine entertains using nothing but pure unadulterated sleight of hand; no trapdoors, tacky props, special effects or cheesy assistants. GUARANTEED.
WHERE & WHEN?
The show will premiere in a very cool, underground space in Hollywood, CA and will eventually go on tour, popping up in unique galleries and boutique hotels throughout the world.
The show schedule is simple. Naked* will play to an intimate, exclusive crowd twice a night on Fridays and Saturdays.
The show could pop up anywhere...
Imagine the show materializing in a stunning Art Gallery:
As you wait for the experience to start, live vibrant music stimulates your imagination while you are served unusual drinks and enjoy the beautiful art adorning the walls.
You take your seat. Something tells you that the show is about to begin.
Lights in the gallery dim as projection screens burst to life with special videos and images, Steve appears in the flesh and sets his tale in motion.
Times zooms by, the show crescendos, the floor is strewn with playing cards.
Your mind is blown, your abs hurt from laughing and your heart swells with beautiful, inspiring stories and you take home something personal, an experience that only live performance can provide.
WHY ARE WE FUNDRAISING?
The funds raised will go towards set design, lighting, music and other aspects of the production. The rest of the funds will cover wardrobe, set pieces, rehearsal space, director and advertising.
In addition to just being a part of something special, we have some fun and unique rewards, from images, videos and limited edition pieces to VIP Tickets, meet and greets and much much more.
We plan to start small and intimate, but if we exceed our financial goals we will expand this to larger venues.
Risks and challenges
The only risks and challenges with this type of show is the actor's schedule. As a prolific actor, Steve's schedule is unpredictable and yes it can take him out of town. That's why the schedule and the show set up is so simple. When Steve travels, the show travels with him.
The dates and locations for the show will be available at least two months before so the audience has a chance to reserve their tickets.
Bottom Line; It's our intention to make Naked* with a Deck of Cards a permanent installation, and with shows happening only on weekends there is little danger of interference with local filming.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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