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"A BREATHTAKING ONE-MAN PERFORMANCE."

-NY DAILY NEWS

It’s no secret: Mentalist and Mind Reader Vinny DePonto has been mesmerizing audiences now for over a decade. His critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show Charlatan, was recently nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. 

Watch DePonto use his seemingly psychic skills to pluck secret thoughts from your mind, see without the use of his eyes, and influence your behaviors...



 

-WATCH Closely-

 

 
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As a SECRET GUEST...

Invite mentalist Vinny DePonto to secretly mingle amongst your guests, blending in with the crowd until... strange things start to occur. Watch your guests laugh and scream with delight as he:

  • Reveals PIN codes and private thoughts

  • Duplicates mental images

  • Sees without the use of his eyes

  • And other impossible mental feats

It's a fresh experience worthy of this generation's drawing room crowd. Even the skeptical ones... 

 

OR bring his critically acclaimed stage show to your event and watch
him capture the minds of an entire room of corporate executives and VIPs. 

 

See why hundreds of companies like Apple, Goldman Sachs, Smythson, and PepsiCo all trust Mr. DePonto's unique approach to engage and wow their guests. 

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Recent audience Twitter reviews of Vinny's Off Broadway show Charlatan at Ars Nova Theater.

 
 

Vinny is a very talented and amazing mentalist! His magic impressed the guests at our poker fundraising event at Cipriani Wall Street. He was professional, easy to work and the guests were in awe of his work!
— Jessica Wolin
VINNY WAS AMAZING! WOWING GUESTS LEFT AND RIGHT, AND DOING IT ALL WITH CHARM, GRACE, AND AN INCREDIBLE SENSE OF HUMOR
— Will Guidara - NoMad Hotel
Vinny is a polished and talented performer. I have engaged him for high-level corporate & social events. He has provided speedy and precise communication leading up to the event, as well as apparently effortless and perfectly flexible execution during. I would recommend to anyone.
— Colin Mead - 42 The Restaurant @ The Ritz Carlton

 

In addition to his live performances, DePonto also consults for television, viral marketing, and theater projects that require the use of practical effects, psychological magic and modern illusions.

 
Press & Reviews
 
 

IT’S BOTH DELIGHTFUL AND TERRIFYING TO WATCH VINNY DEPONTO AT WORK...
THESE PERFORMANCE ART EXPERIENCES PROVE THAT THE FUTURE OF THEATER IS NOW

11/17/2014 Read Full Article


WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE GOOD MAGICIAN FROM THE GREAT IS THE RIGOR OF EXECUTION AND QUALITY OF ARTISTRY. MR. DEPONTO’S CRAFTSMANSHIP CONSISTENTLY IMPRESSES.

VINNY DEPONTO’S CHARLATAN IS ENGAGING, SUSPENSEFUL, BAFFLING (IN THE BEST SENSE), AND TOTALLY CHARMING. AFTER THE SHOW, EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE ASKED EACH OTHER, “HOW DID HE KNOW THAT?” NOBODY HAD ANY GOOD IDEAS. I LEFT FEELING VERY IMPRESSED AND SLIGHTLY FRUSTRATED BY MY OWN TRANSPARENCY.
— KATIE HEANEY, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

4/18/2014 Read his full interview with Buzzfeed"This Guy Can Read Your Mind (And Your Phone Number)” 


YOU WANT TO BELIEVE EVERY HONEY-COATED WORD THAT COMES FROM HIS MOUTH, EVEN AS HE SHOWS YOU WHY YOU CANNOT. HIS SKILL AS SIMULTANEOUS PERFORMER AND MENTALIST ARE INCOMPARABLE.
— NEW YORK THEATER REVIEW

CRITICS PICK
MAGICIAN & MENTALIST VINNY DEPONTO WEAVES A TANGLED WEB OF DECEPTION.
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3/31/2014 Read Full Review


THIS IS THE SMARTEST, MOST COHESIVE AND ENTERTAINING MENTALIST SHOW I’VE SEEN THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC.
— WOMENAROUNDTOWN.COM
...ENDLESS FEATS OF MENTALISM THAT LEAVE YOU MENTALLY SCREAMING ‘HOW DID HE DO THAT?!’
— NEW YORK THEATER NOW

VINNY SIMPLY LEFT ME SPEECHLESS—NOT AN EASY THING TO DO TO A WRITER!
— ROBERT SCHORK, EXECUTIVE EDITOR 914 INC. MAGAZINE

IN 2011 VINNY WAS FEATURED ON THE COVER OF 914 INC. MAGAZINE AND NAMED
ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 30.