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As a reoccurring feature of the Magic Messenger we will highlight a member and ask them to answer a few questions about themselves. This month the "Spotlight" is on Dalton Pittman-Cahill who goes by the stage name Thomas Rott.

Where did you grow up / where have you lived? 

I Grew up in Bath, Maine. Have lived In Orlando, FL, Bath, Maine, and Detroit, MI as well.

How did you get started in magic? 

When I was younger I saw one of those "how to do street magic" as seen on TV adverts. For a few years I dabbled and then completely lost sight of magic for about 16 years. This past year I started approaching magic again but couldn't really find my groove. That is when I found story telling magic, bizarre magic, and Séance. Then I knew I was in the right place.

What type of magic do you perform? 

Story Telling/Bizarre/Para-Theater

What is your favorite magic book? 

Henry Hay's The Amerature Magicians handbook

Who is your favorite Magician of all time? 

Eugene Burger

Do you have any words of wisdom for newer magicians?

“I tell this to young actors whenever possible, Leave yourself at home! Don’t bring yourself into the dressing room. Yes, bring the body and all the know-how and everything else. But when you walk on that stage, you are not yourself. You are not bringing anything that has to do with a memory that might trip you into the mood. No, don’t do it, because you’ll wreck yourself. Many people have. It’s all about imagination. Acting really has to be imagination.”

-Dame Angela Lansbur

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