David Garrard will consult on special effects for Not Medea, a brand new play that will be premiered in July at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV.  David will work with Director Courtney Sale and Associate Producing Director Peggy McKowen to add a touch of magic to Allison Gregory’s full-length one-act play.  The play will also be performed at four other sites across the United States.

David Garrard will lecture for the Louisville Magic Club on Tuesday evening, April 19.  The lecture begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Kosair Charities Center on Eastern Parkway.  David will perform and teach material from his new book, Out of My Hat.  The lecture is for LMC members and is not open to the public.

David Garrard will be performing while in Vancouver to consult for Beauty & the Beast.  David will appear at Mountain View High School at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 23.  Tickets are $5 at the door with a $20 family limit.

David Garrard will travel to Vancouver, Washington in late April to serve as a consultant for Mt. View High School’s production of Beauty & the Beast.  David will work with Production Director Paige Oppenhagen and Musical Director Jeanette James to provide special effects for the show.

The Magic of David Garrard will be part of an entertainment package offered to guests at Churchill Downs on May 6 and 7 for the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.  David will perform in the newly renovated Stakes dining area of the clubhouse from noon – 5 p.m. both days.

The Magic of David Garrard will be featured at the 2016 Kentucky State Fair, August 18-28.  David will perform on the Family Stage in the South Lobby.  In scheduling David, Triangle Talent’s Mark Sparks said, “You are my kind of act– high quality and low hassle.”  Show times will be announced later.

What do we do with adversity when it comes our way?  Does it stop us in our tracks or does it motivate us to greater things? Could adversity possibly be part of a process that produces greatness?  These are questions David Garrard asked and answered during his presentation at the 2015 Georgia Independent Schools Association annual meeting .  Walking onstage trussed up in a strait jacket, David explained how in life and in magic adversity calls forth every bit of our skills, wisdom and physical and emotional energy.  He then escaped from the strait jacket in just under 3 minutes, demonstrating how through hard work and practice he had learned the skills necessary to overcome the challenge of the jacket and the adversity it creates.  Check the It’s Magic gallery for photos of David in action at GISA!

David Garrard will be speaking and performing at the 2015 Georgia Independent Schools Association annual meeting November 1-2 in Alpharetta, GA.  David will be entertaining heads of school on Sunday evening; then addressing the entire conference Monday morning.  David will be talking about adversity and how adversity can be part of a process that produces greatness.  John Rosemond and Dr. Kirk Walker are also on the program.

An all-ages audience of approximately 400 enjoyed the Magic of David Garrard at Arkansas State University last Friday evening and gave David a standing ovation as the final curtain fell.  David performed in the beautiful Fowler Center as part of the school’s offerings to the city of Jonesboro.  Theater Department Chair and ASU Professor Bobby Wayne Simpson said afterwards that it had been a long time since he had seen the kind of laughter and audience response that David’s show generated.

The show began with Houdini’s famous trunk trick and concluded with Houdini’s strait jacket escape.  Mixed in was lots of magic that used members from the audience.  David also performed the seldom seem Beauty & the Barrels.

Contact David through this website for information on how you can bring David’s show to your city.