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The Double Life of a Lawyer by Day to Magician at Night

Its double life sounds on the nose a familiar tale for this lawyer-slash-magician Sara Crasson, of her Instagram user handle, is Magician at Law. 

“I had always kept the two parts of my life separate because, as a lawyer, my credibility is the most important thing I have,” Sara said, “and as a magician, my job is to lie to people.”

Crasson expressed about finally creating the Instagram account combining the two and writing her book "Own Your Magic: A Magician's Guide to Protecting Your Intellectual Property." While Crasson pulls law education out of a hat about magicians complaining the intellectual property laws did not protect magicians’ work. 

“That is not entirely correct,” Sara exclaimed, “While IP laws do not protect magicians as thoroughly as the music industry, there are ways magicians can prevent people from ripping off their work.”

Photo credit to Bea' Meirelles

 Crasson drops information to teach magicians like herself in addition to her lecture at magic groups and conventions about the simple, inexpensive things nonlawyer magicians can protect their business where the review of Sara’s book found via The New York Law Review.

 Her fascination with card tricks and everything else was thanks to her father, a retired magician who would mentor and train Sara on her craft. Her father used to perform shows at public libraries in the Bronx, New York. If Crasson finished school on time, Sara would perform the shows with her father. Her education in magic resumes at college, where Sara learned about the history of magic and fell in love with the art.

“I learned how to plan a show on my own and started thinking independently about magic,” Sara said. “I wrote my thesis at Harvard about how magicians use, understand, and talk about magic.”

After moving to Los Angeles after college, Sara lent a hand at the California Science Center to create an exhibit about how magicians use science. For her, magic has been a part of Sara’s life and sometimes on the back burner, but writing about how magicians can protect their work brought it back to a primary role in her life. 

“And, the pandemic allowed me the free time to come back to performing and create a truly unique show that captures the imagination,” Sara said, “engage the inner child and involve every audience member in making the magic happen.”

  Her most recent project, Flavors of Magic, started early in the 2020 pandemic when Sara introduced the conversation in the magician community about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color artists getting access to resources and opportunities. And Flavors of Magic was born as virtual series during the lockdown phase of the pandemic, with magicians performing from their home studios.  

“Once we could do live shows, we started with a one-off performance in the theater district, over a restaurant,” Sara expressed, “In 2022, we had a season of monthly live shows at a small theater in Tribeca, with performers coming in from all over the country.”

In addition to the start of 2023 with the second Thursday, April 13, at 140th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem, New York, to the third Thursday, Flavors of Magic show on April 20 at the exact location.


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