In “Road Signs,” co-created and directed by Alex Gruhin, magician Jon Tai recasts a quintessential American road trip as a voyage to unearth what dreams are really made of. Inspired by the Ship of Theseus paradox, this new play with magic transports audiences through a time warp and into the wilderness, backlit by lanterns and bonfires, where past and present blur and audience members become primary characters in the evening's story.
See “Road Signs” for a magical evening that will literally go down in history.
Alex co-hosts NovoEd's Wildly Capable podcast.
Missed Connections is a live, interactive play with magic, conceived for intimate virtual experience - a magician’s cosmic love story, inspired by the work of Haruki Murakami, Marshall McLuhan and Derek DelGaudio. It is co-created and directed by Alex Gruhin.
The play, which explores the fleeting, unspoken bonds that can emerge between total strangers, takes 20 audience members on a search for the invisible thread that connects them all. Chris Jones writes in his rave review in the Chicago Tribune that “our random, unfair and pandemoniac world dissolves” in MISSED CONNECTIONS, “healed by connective tissue that you just have been too unobservant to perceive.”
Take a leap and be a part of its pioneering mission across the universe.
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My work has been featured in various publications including:
Playbill, The Village Voice, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out: NY, Greenpointers, Brooklyn Paper, Chicago Reader, Brownstoner, Urban Daddy, Forbes, Elite Traveler, The Washington Post, Departures Magazine, Robb Report and Eater