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Hidden in New York City lies a century-old secret meeting place for the world’s foremost magicians. Can you keep their secret?
189 backers pledged $21,036 to help bring this project to life.

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$25K - The Levitation
One of these experiences is a famous illusion called the The Levitating Woman. Imagine... a woman floating right in front of your eyes, just inches away from where you're standing.... At $25K we’ll be able to build that experience into the evening.

$30K - The Learned Pig
The Learned Pig is a rarity in the world of magic. But we’ve found one. And we want to invite her to the Club to perform her incredible act. When was the last time you saw a pig divine the card you were merely thinking of? Never. And probably never again. Help us get to 30K for a guest appearance unlike any other. *Bacon will not be served on these nights*

$45k - Water Torture Tank 
The last illusion performed by Houdini, The Water Torture Tank is a classic and death defying escape. Complicated to execute, the Tank must be built and customized especially for the Club. But at 45K (or beyond) we could work miracles - like escaping from chains while upside down and under water…

About The Conjuror's Club

Nestled in an unassuming nook of New York City lies a century-old secret meeting place for the world’s foremost magicians & illusionists. For years it has been invisible to the public eye, but for the first time in history the Club's location is revealed. Only the trusted are invited inside...

 

 Welcome to the The Conjuror's Club: a myth, a secret, an underground reality. Its location has been purposefully obscured by its founder since 1917. Half lounge, half lab. A wonder-seeker's paradise.

Home to world class Magicians, Illusionists, Mentalists, and Card Cheats, entry to The Conjuror's Club is, at best, elusive. For those who find themselves in a particular alley, passing through a particular door, unbelievable, impossible acts await. The Club dazzles, dupes, and delights-- but like any good illusion, not everything is as it appears.

On one night a woman vanishes in a room full of people. On another, a mind reader exposes an unassuming man's darkest secrets. A couple is carted off to a secret room. The world's most infamous card cheat sits in a corner-- a young woman watches closely, eyes searching for his misstep.

And, like any great magic trick, nothing is repeated. 

A hip NYC atmosphere decked out with it’s own hidden surprises, intimate one on one performances, and theatrical group experiences promise a one of a kind evening of magic, the likes of which you’ll truly never see again. Because the next time you return to the Club... you may not be able to find it.

How we'll use the money:

The money raised via this Kickstarter will cover venue fees, insurance, paying actors, magicians, and designers, renting rehearsal spaces, costuming, prop needs, lighting the space, sound, building illusions, marketing, and documenting archival footage of the performances. These are all costs that have to be paid up front to demonstrate proof of concept to investors. Demonstrating the potential of this production in October will take us one huge step closer to our ultimate goal of creating a permanent venue for The Conjuror's Club in New York. If we surpass our fundraising goals, we'll be able to lengthen our performance run and add even more incredible elements to the Club, including, but not limited to: a learned pig, a levitating body, a water coffin, and more illusions not to be believed.

 

 

Founded by six alumni of the hit Off Broadway experience Queen of the Night, MinuteZero is a production company built on a unique array of skills, performance backgrounds, and an unprecedented amount of experience in immersive theatre. MinuteZero strives to create the moments that you wish would last forever. In short, to stop time.

 

Vinny DePonto has been mesmerizing audiences on stage for over a decade. His critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show Charlatan was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience in 2014. In addition to his live performances, DePonto also consults for film and theatre projects that require the use of practical effects, psychological illusions and modern trickery. He enjoys the aroma of antique shops, colorful socks, and your deep, dark secrets.

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is the first iteration of the show. We'll be building the backbone of the story, and this type of of experience has never been done before, which means we will be watching and learning how it unfolds along with the audience. The magician's secret is sacred, and because of this we must be careful in how we proceed. We want to present our audience with the best possible magic at close range, without jeopardizing the secrets of the magician.

Everything is new. Think of this as a secret pilot -- will you be among the first to enter The Conjuror's Club?

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SPECIAL THANKS TO THESE AMAZING PEOPLE FOR THEIR HELP IN OUR KICKSTARTER VIDEO:
Frank Boccia, Blue Browning, Matt Holtzclaw, Nate Dendy, Noah Levine, Joshua Jay, Alexander Boyce, Alex Harris, Emily Palmquist, Mayte Natalio, Kimo Kepano, Kristin Yancy, Clinton Edward, Katherine Roarty, Wil Petre,Tommy Martinez, Debo Adeniyi, Maria Nikolovski, Ulrika Lindell, Teresa Natalio

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    THE DOVE'S NOTE

    Our deepest gratitude and a very special thank you on our Facebook page.

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    BEHIND THE CURTAIN

    A Secret Release: You'll be among the first people to get an early access code to purchase tickets to the Club!

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    A CONJUROR’S CONFESSION

    Love secrets? Not only will you be among the first with an early access code to purchase tickets, you'll also receive a confession from the Club's owner on a piece of magic ephemera from the show.

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    THE CARD MECHANIC

    You will be among the first with an early access code to purchase specially priced tickets, you'll also receive a handwritten thank you from the team and a deck of our favorite cards - Private Reserve Whispering Imps (photos and details in our updates).

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    THE ASSISTANT

    Feeling Brave? Receive an invite to a closed rehearsal with the Conjurors, and test these experiences before they are debuted at the Club! $100 donors will also receive one ticket to a performance.

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    THE VANISHING ACT

    Really love magic but can't make it to New York? Supporters from afar will receive an official Member's Pin for the Club, as well as not-your-average Thank You: a handwritten experience, sent by a Conjuror, especially for you.

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    THE FRENCH DROP

    Join us for an unparalleled experience! Donors at this level will receive tickets for two to the Club, complete with two Member Pins and early entry for a special one on one experience.

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    CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

    NEW REWARD*** Surprise your date! You will receive two tickets to the show complete with Member Pins, and special instructions to meet at a speakeasy nearby before being personally escorted to the Club by one of our Conjurors.

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    NOW YOU SEE IT

    Aspire to learn the tricks of the trade? Donors at the $500 level will receive early-entrance tickets for four to the Club, Member Pins, and will learn the secret behind one Conjurer's signature trick.

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    THE MIND READER

    NEW REWARD*** Donors at this level will receive tickets for four to the Club, Member Pins, and four front row tickets to the next performance of Vinny DePonto’s Mind Reader. (Dates TBD. Located in Manhattan).

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    THE SECOND DEAL

    Meet the people behind the project! Donate at the $1000 level and receive tickets for four to the Club, Member Pins, and an invitation to a closed after party cabaret with the cast.

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    HIDING THE ELEPHANT

    Throw the party of the century! Donors at the $5,000 level will receive tickets for four to the Club, Member Pins, and a private show with a Conjuror and personalized one on ones at a venue and date of your choice.
    (Dates subject to availability, limited to New York area residents)

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    THE PRESTIGE

    Give the Club Owner a run for his money! Donors at this level will receive a Producer’s credit for The Conjuror's Club, an invitation to a closed Think Tank session with the creative team, tickets for four and Member Pins, a vintage magic book autographed by the Conjurors, and an invitation to a closed after party cabaret with the cast.

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