In this new work-in-progress piece Hemispheres, stage magicians Vinny DePonto and Geoff Kanick explore the themes of the divided self. Conflicting thoughts, opinions, and behaviors divide us amongst society and ourselves. Hemispheres aspires to make something beautiful of our opposites.
DePonto’s recent Off-Broadway stage show Charlatan was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Production. In addition to his live performances, DePonto’s consulting work was featured in the most recent production of Angels in America on Broadway, in Lincoln Center’s Ghostlight, and in hit television shows on The Discovery Channel, NBC, and Netflix. He is also a member of the award-winning immersive theatre group Third Rail Projects. His solo work has been supported by Ars Nova, The American Conservatory Theatre, HERE, and The Orchard Project. He enjoys the aroma of antique shops, colorful socks, and your deep, dark secrets. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Geoff Kanick is a magician-storyteller-theatremaker. He began juggling knives at age 13 (torches came later that year) and got his first straight jacket at age 14. Originally from Seattle, he is now based in NYC. He graduated with distinction from the Master’s Program in International Acting at East 15 in London. He has also trained at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and at the London Dramatic Academy. Geoff is Founding Co-Artistic Director of LubDub Theatre, a 2017-18 Orchard Project and NY Greenhouse Resident Company. He was an original cast member of Drama Desk award-winning Queen Of The Night. He is a member of the SDCF Observership Program 18/19 and an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab 2018. www.geoffkanick.com
Run Time: 75 minutes