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Jeff & Tessa Evason: A Deep Dive into the World of Mentalism

Updated: 5 days ago

Today on Magicians Talking Magic Podcast, we're sitting in on a conversation with the world-renowned Mentalist Duo, The Evasons!

Graeme Reed recently connected with Jeff and Tessa Evason to discuss Black Lives Matter, mentalism, the new virtual performance landscape, and mentorship.

The Evasons have one of the most unique journeys in the world of magic. In this episode, Jeff and Tessa talk about racism and their personal experiences working, travelling and living as an interracial couple.

Jeff and Tessa also talk about their experiences with the new virtual landscape, their thoughts on the future and the importance of mentorship.

The secret to The Evason's success is no secret: they are incredibly hard workers. Their combined dedication to our art will have a lasting impact on future generations of magicians and mentalists to come.

Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this incredible conversation with two unicorns, Jeff & Tessa Evason.


Listen to Episode 59 of Magicians Talking Magic Podcast Jeff & Tessa Evason, Mentalist Duo

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8 Takeaways For Magicians From Jeff & Tessa Evason

Here are the key takeaways from the podcast transcript with Jeff & Tessa Evason:

  1. Personal Experiences and Perspectives: Jeff and Tessa Evason, an interracial couple, discuss their experiences with racism and the challenges they've faced in their journey. They also share their perspectives on the Black Lives Matter movement and its impact on them personally.

  2. Adapting to Virtual Performances: The Evasons talk about their transition to virtual performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They mention how they've adapted their acts for shorter online shows and are exploring new tricks specifically for the virtual platform.

  3. Importance of Mentorship: They emphasize the importance of mentorship in the world of magic and mentalism. They believe that their dedication to the art will have a lasting impact on future generations of magicians and mentalists.

  4. Community Engagement: The Evasons highlight the importance of engaging with the community and how it can have a strong impact. They mention their participation in events like Tannen's Magic Camp and their efforts to inspire young magicians.

  5. Hard Work and Dedication: The secret to The Evason's success, according to them, is no secret at all. They attribute their achievements to hard work and dedication to their craft.

  6. Embracing Change and Uncertainty: The Evasons discuss their uncertainty about the future of their performances in the context of the pandemic but express a willingness to adapt and evolve as necessary.

  7. The Power of Magic and Mentalism: They discuss the unique power of magic and mentalism to engage and interact with audiences, especially in a virtual setting. They believe these forms of entertainment are particularly effective in the current climate.

  8. Personal Growth and Learning: The Evasons appreciate their learning opportunities, including learning from their younger audiences. They also discuss their ongoing efforts to develop new acts and improve performance.

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