Some of the most direct mind reading possible requires only a few slips of paper and some envelopes. A mainstay in Richard Osterlind’s act for nearly 15 years, Modern Mindreader is a 20-minute act that fits in your pocket and leaves audiences stunned.
In this piece, the audience is given some business cards, envelopes, and pencils. They write down some secret thoughts, numbers, even drawings, and seal the envelopes up themselves. The performer then collects the envelopes and is able to reveal what is written inside the sealed envelopes in a powerful yet mysterious way.