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Illusionist

David
Kwong

With his expertise in puzzles and illusions, David Kwong delights and challenges audiences around the world with his intellectual brand of magic. A veteran “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor), Kwong creates puzzles for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal. His consulting work in film and television includes Now You See Me, The Imitation Gameand NBC’s Blindspot. He produced ABC’s Deception, one of many collaborations with Francis Menotti. A TED Talk favorite, Kwong routinely speaks at corporate events about the science of illusion. His book Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion was published by HarperCollins in 2016. Kwong’s one-man show, The Enigmatist, “an immersive evening of puzzles, cryptology and illusions,” has enjoyed a sold-out run in New York and will be coming to the Geffen Playhouse in May 2020.