I am a professional magician and performer, having studied the world’s oldest documented performing art form for over a half a century. I am the producer of one of the best monthly magic revues in America, Indy Magic Monthly @ Theatre On The Square. I am also a historical magician known as Rodney The Younger and perform as him at museums and re-enactments all over the U.S. and Canada. I have been on the cover of a major magic magazine, M.U.M., the cover of NUVO 3 times, and in People magazine.
I can do magic shows from 7 to 60 minutes. My company is “Magic Taylor’d For You!, LLC” and I also consult on other people’s shows. I currently am the director for “The Action Brothers” of Louisville and have revitalized their act into a successful show. I perform at such historical shows as “The Feast Of The Hunter’s Moon” in W. Lafayette, “Mississinewa 1812” in Marion, IN, and in 2015 I will be performing my 26th Season at Somerset, Pa and “Mountain Craft Days.” https://www.facebook.com/TaylorHMartin
I’ve lectured at Clowes Hall on the history of magic before the Masters Of Illusion show.
I sing like a chipmunk and raise cucumbers for my own pickles.
I’m also known as “Andrea Merlyn, Queen of Magic.” The title was given to me by Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller.
Ohio Burlesque Festival, Cleveland, OH, July 30, 2015
Indy Fringe Festival 2015 with “The Best of Indy Magic Monthly”-Aug. 13-23 https://www.facebook.com/events/436483039889230/
Mountain Craft Days, Somerset, PA, Sept. 11-13, 2015
Indy Magic Monthly, most first Tuesdays of the month at Theatre On The Square http://tots.org
Society of American Magicians Convention 2016, Indianapolis, July 2016
My 1 hour shows start at $250, plus $100 for each hour after the first.
My day rate for fairs start at $750 @ day plus travel and housing, minimum 2 days. Consulting starts at $100 for 2 hours.
Museums and libraries start at $350.
New Year’s Eve starts at $1500. Christmas shows start at $250.
Lectures on magic and the history of magic begin at $250.
I have liablity insurance for my shows. Events can be added to the rider.
High School, Simsbury High School, Connecticut, class of 1970
B.A. in Speech and Theatre from Indiana Central College, now the University of Indianapolis
Many seminars and conventions.
29 year member in good standing with the Society Of American Magicians and I’ve held post of local president with Assembly #31, The Harry Riser Assembly, Indy. (S.A.M.)
Pride of UIndy
Member of The National Theatre Of The Deranged, awarded membership by Del Close of Second City
Comedy Magician of the Year for 1992 and 1993
First place winner of the Indianapolis Magic Convention 1989
Presidential Citation from the President of the S.A.M. for promoting and creating magic in Indianapolis with my involvement with Indy Fringe and the Winter Magic Festival
First place re-enactor with Isle A La Cache Festival in Romeoville, IL 2013
Cover article Dec. 2014 or M.U.M. magazine, the official magazine of the S.A.M.
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