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About Us

Adam Straus is the Potentate and the main facilitator of mayhem at Theatrical Contrivances Co. Our background in special effects goes back to a time in history when things were crafted entirely by hand. Our decades of experience fabricating materials include metals, plastics, wood and fabrics makes all things possible. Just imagine what we can do for you!


Theatrical Contrivances Co. designs and fabricates unique contraptions for modern vaudevillians, magicians & circus artists.

At Theatrical Contrivances we embrace the synergy between design and invention. We explore both obvious and subtle options and individually distill these into the unique needs of each Artist. Working closely together we custom design unique quality contraptions that are long lasting, easy to use and make a strong stage impact.


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