Prismagic is an international circus arts company that creates full scale productions, vignette performances, and ambiance for stage shows and corporate/private social functions. We create our own productions in addition to offering full spectrum entertainment to upscale events, festivals, and variety shows. We strive to offer quality performances to the community while simultaneously caring for and compensating our performers and staff.
In the summer of 2014 Petra Delarocha and Frank Brislawn dreamed up the idea to make a tiny stage called “Prismagic.” Hearkening back the era of coin-operated fortune telling machines, they created a beautiful vignette environment for passersby to experience. Rather than a mechanical box, Frank and Petra posed as statues that came to life to offer tarot readings and jewels for people to take home. Audiences had an immediate response to the presence of the statues. They were confused and impressed with the juxtaposition and detail in Frank and Petra's set-up and by the accuracy of the tarot readings. It made the couple wonder, how could they bring that special feeling to a greater audience? With Petra's experience in performance art and Frank's childlike wonder, it was easy for them to imagine "Prismagic" as a full-scale circus.
We feel that there is an unmet niche for an affectionate version of the circus. By means of storytelling though circus arts, we offer our audience a catalyst in connecting with themselves and others. Prismagic means building environments that blur high skill talent, surreal landscapes, and real life resonance. Our stories are carefully designed to reflect the good intentions of humanity, remembering that everyone in their own world is doing the best they can. Or as we like to say "everyone in their heart is a little kitty"
We create performance opportunities for phenomenal artists who have a desire to be members in a production that takes care of them. Prismagic strives to deliver diverse casts, going the extra mile to create opportunities for people of color and the queer community. Our artists know that the work we are doing goes beyond simple entertainment, and that makes them feel empowered to create great works of art that they maybe would not make in another environment.
Prismagic shows have warmed the hearts of many! We constantly receive feedback about what a “cathartic” and "healing experience" a Prismagic event can be. In the summer we put on shows that are advertised primarily to our neighborhood in what we call the "Back Yard Theater". We offer free seats for children, discount tickets, and work trade for those who cannot afford full price. We believe that watching a moving performance can only have a positive effect on the community so we try and accommodate as many people as possible.