Presented by: Mario the Magician (Nyack, NY)
New York’s Mario the Magician has carved a name for himself with the high quality of his live comedic performance of magic and slapstick and the unique integration of hidden modern technology and robotics in his handmade props. Mario’s repertoire features all things made by hand, often using found/salvaged materials, and he encourages children to make, not buy. He is truly a “maker magician,” with a huge emphasis on the world of STEM/STEAM.
Mario has recently made appearances on Sesame Street, NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel, and live at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, World Maker Faire New York (2015 Editor’s Choice recipient,) the American Museum of Natural History, and more. He is also the subject of award-winning indie documentary film, Building Magic, which is currently making its rounds at film festivals.
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