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We invite you to be a part of the creation of what promises to be Los Angeles’ must-see theatrical event of 2016!
We invite you to be a part of the creation of what promises to be Los Angeles’ must-see theatrical event of 2016!
240 backers pledged $37,918 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

NAKED?

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

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.

REWARDS 

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.

VISION

We plan to start small and intimate, but if we exceed our financial goals we will expand this to larger venues.

EARLY YEARS
EARLY YEARS
A MAGIC FAN...
A MAGIC FAN...
TEEN BEACH, BEFORE THE DECK DISAPPEARS UNDER TEST CONDITIONS
TEEN BEACH, BEFORE THE DECK DISAPPEARS UNDER TEST CONDITIONS
TEEN BEACH CAST PARTY, SECONDS LATER, IT'S GONE.
TEEN BEACH CAST PARTY, SECONDS LATER, IT'S GONE.
THE WALK MOVIE, BETWEEN TAKES
THE WALK MOVIE, BETWEEN TAKES
UP NEXT...
UP NEXT...

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.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A special thank you message will be sent to you via email including a fabulous high res jpeg of the show poster saying "I helped Steve Valentine get Naked*".

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    A special thank you message will be sent to you via email including a faboulous high res jpeg of a show poster saying "I helped Steve Valentine get Naked*".

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    We will send you a video message from Steve Valentine thanking you for your support and sharing with you the workings of one of his favorite easy magic tricks to do for your friends.

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    We will send you the thank you video with instructions to one of Steve's favorite easy to do magic tricks

    PLUS you will receive by mail your very own limited edition 'I helped Steve Valentine get Naked*' postcard signed by Steve.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    You will receive the thank you video with instructions to one of Steve's favorite easy magic tricks,

    PLUS the “Naked*” post card,

    PLUS TWO (2) signed limited edition collectable tickets that will guaranteed you and a friend seats at one of the "Naked*" shows.*

    *Spots must be claimed with advance notice, schedule permitting and are for any seats in row four or five.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You will receive the thank you video with instructions to a Steve's favorite easy to perform trick,

    PLUS the “Naked*” post card,

    PLUS FOUR (4) signed limited edition collectable tickets guaranteeing* you and your friends seats at the show

    PLUS a twitter shout out from Steve.

    *Spots must be claimed with advance notice, schedule permitting and are for seats in rows one or two.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You will receive the thank you video with Steve's favorite easy to perform magic trick,

    PLUS the “Naked*” post card

    PLUS EIGHT (8) signed limited edition collectable tickets guaranteeing* you and your friends eight seats at one of the shows,

    PLUS a twitter shout out from Steve

    PLUS a backstage pass to a Meet & Greet ** after the show.

    *Spots must be claimed in advance, schedule permitting. Seats are for the FRONT ROW

    **Meet & Greet includes; hang with Steve for 20 minutes after the show, get a photo op, a Q & A, and a special private performance of an amazing magic effect super close up.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    You will receive the video with Steve's favorite trick,

    PLUS the “Naked*” post card,

    PLUS a twitter shout out from Steve,

    PLUS a PRIVATE SHOW* of “Naked*” to be performed by Steve Valentine for you and 30 of your closest family and friends who will also get to Meet & Greet** Steve after the show.

    *Show will take place in LA only, and only at the performance venue, schedule permitting.

    **Meet & Greet includes; hang with Steve for 20 minutes after the show, get a photo op and a
    Q & A.

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    You will receive the video with Steve's favorite trick,

    PLUS a twitter shout out from Steve

    PLUS a private showing* of “Naked*” to be performed by Steve Valentine for you and 50 of your closest family and friends.

    PLUS You will also receive a special honorary Producer credit** to be announced on the show’s website.

    PLUS a 2 hour private magic lesson*** on card magic for up to two people taught by Steve Valentine.

    *Show will take place in LA only, and only at the performance venue, schedule permitting.

    ** Producer credit is in name only and an honorary position, it comes with no monetary reward or actual control or say in the show.

    ***Lesson to take place in L.A. only at the performance venue or via Skype. Lesson will consist of five amazing card tricks you can learn that require no sleight of hand. So you can amaze and blow away your friends.

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Funding period

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