Success, Magic, & Mental Health with Max Darwin
WHAT IS IT?
An interactive talk and magic workshop led by actor/magician, Max Darwin. Max weaves in magic while sharing his work in film, TV, and on stage, plus shares his personal experiences with ADHD/anxiety/depression.
Customized for middle and high school students, Max shares his own challenges in school while trying to understand why he didn't to fit in.
Every magic trick can be broken down into 3 parts - set-up, story, and success - and that is the same in life. Max encourages participants to consider their own set-up (what can they be doing right now for the future?), think about the story they are telling, and be ready for surprising moments of success.
Max includes tips & tricks for dealing with your own mental health and everyone learns how to perform a magic trick!
For Middle & High School students
Length: 30 - 60 min.
WHO IS IT FOR?
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
This can be done virtually (via Zoom or other platforms) or in person (flexible with theater settings, classroom, large gathering space, etc).
HOW LONG & ADD-ON's?
- Talks can be adjusted to 30-60 minutes.
- Live Q&A is available
- Additional workshop time can be added to learn more magic
MAX DARWIN (Creator/Actor/Magician) first appeared on stage before he could walk! Since 2011 his stage show, The Amazing Max, has toured across the country and played Off Broadway (New York City). He was a featured artist on Season 3 & 4 of “Brain Games” (National Geographic Channel) and magic consultant for "Gotham" (Fox) and "American's Got Talent" (NBC).
As an actor TV credits include "The Equalizer", "FBI", "Sneaky Pete", "Girls", “Blindspot”, “Black Box”, and hosting the hit Nickelodeon show “Game Farm”. In 2024 he will be a on the new HBOmax show, "The Girls on The Bus". He has also appeared in national TV commercials with T-Mobile with DJ Khaled, Axe Body Spray, Verizon, Bank of America, and Coca-Cola.
Most recently Max wrote and stars in the short film, "The Lost Treasure of J.J. Abrams". Currently playing in film festivals and winner of "Best Mockumentary" at the Austin Comedy Film Festival, Portland Comedy Film Festival, and Texas Short Film Festival.
Max is passionate about mental health and advocates for those facing challenges with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.