Prismagic is a circus arts company that creates everything from full scale productions, tiny vignette performances, and ambiance all with a heartfelt twist. We create our own productions in addition to offering full spectrum entertainment to upscale events, festivals, and variety shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. We strive to offer quality performances to the community at an affordable price 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 in the world 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 and imprint memorable stories that support everyone in their personal journey. We specialize in performances that blur beautiful acrobatics, surreal concepts, and real life, all with an emotional punch. Prismagic 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 strive to create performance opportunities for phenomenal artists who have no desire to work in a commercial circus environment. We offer the unique experience to our performers to be members in a production that truly cares for them. Since we began, we have come to be known as a circus with "magical" qualities. The performers have come to expect strange and miraculous things to happen during rehearsals and shows. They know that the work we are doing goes beyond simple entertainment, and that makes them feel empowered to create great works of art.
Prismagic shows have warmed the hearts of many! We constantly receive feedback about what a "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.