The Mystic Midway will brought a life sized game board performance to the Art Motel at the Life is Beautiful Festival 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA / LAS VEGAS, NV (September 30, 2015) - THE MYSTIC MIDWAY invites guests to explore a life-size, carnival-themed pop-up game board in the courtyard of the Life is Beautiful Art Motel with a surreal blend of colorful sets, social games, and performance spectacle. This was the first time The Mystic Midway has performed in Las Vegas. The event occurred in Downtown Las Vegas on September 25-27, 2015.

"Our wonderful plans for the Game Board went swimmingly and we are very excited to have worked with the Art Motel and Life is Beautiful to bring a fun, surreal experience to the festival," said Barron Scott Levkoff, director of the The Mystic Midway. The Art Motel gathered an incredible array of talent to create a new Las Vegas art landmark, and the Mystic Midway was chosen for its deep experience in creating unusual and otherworldly live experiences. The Mystic Midway Ensemble of  interactive players will invite guests to playfully explore themes central to the festival's mission such as 'overcoming fear', 'manifesting your dreams' and 'celebrating what YOU find BEAUTIFUL.'

The Mystic Midway, a community of artists dedicated to inspiring marvelous possibilities, will also be featured at this year’s Burning Man Carnival of Mirrors, with a troupe of 30 performers and a fleet of pop-up carnival wagons. MYSTIC MIDWAY has also been featured at the Augmented World Expo in 2014, The SF Social Capital Conference in 2013, and The Edwardian Ball SF 2013, 2014, & 2015 and is an ongoing, non-profit project sponsored by San Francisco Independent Arts and Media, dedicated to modeling creative community concepts through social theater, meaningful inquiry, and gorgeous spectacle.

Barron Scott Levkoff aka ‘The Professor’, Director of MYSTIC MIDWAY, is an innovative event producer, director, designer, community builder, and Creative Culture Champion working in The SF Bay Area for over 25 years whose recent credits include SPOOKEASY – a 1930’s era Halloween Vaudeville Spooktacular in SF’s Chinatown, WHOBILATION-A Holiday Funhouse, MASTER MONDO’S BIZARREOTRONIC – an underground cabaret series and The Lagunitas Beer Circus – an ongoing yearly event he created for Lagunitas Brewery.  He has also performed, designed and directed large shows and performance ensembles for corporate clients such as Google, PeopleSoft, Facebook, Tesla, Machine Zone, Redbull, Microsoft, Apple, Disney, Showtime, HBO, Pixar, Peoplesoft, Palantir, EA, Sony, Oracle, Twitter, Magic The Gathering, Nvidia, and many more. The Professor is also one of the few PUNCH & JUDY ‘Professors’ currently working in the United States with over 1,100 performance to date!  (Punch and Judy – a 360 year old English puppet play).

The Mystic Midway is a fiscally sponsored project of INDEPENDENT ARTS & MEDIA and can now accept your tax-deductible donations!

AuthorScott Levkoff
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