New! Mentalist and Mind Reader Marc Salem will join Game Theorist Debraj Ray, Playwright Carla Ching, and Medical Watchdog Ivan Oransky on Saturday, April 5 to discuss Game Theory, Deception, and FAST COMPANY

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This just in: Celebrated mentalist and mind reader Marc Salem will join Debraj Ray, Professor of Economics at New York University, and playwright Carla Ching to discuss FAST COMPANY, game theory, and the psychology of the con after the 2:00 matinee this Saturday. Dr. Ivan Oransky, VP and global editorial director of MedPage Today, and founder of Embargo Watch, will moderate the discussion. 

Saturday’s amazing panel just got thrilling with the addition of Marc Salem.

Marc Salem has been a student of the human mind for over 30 years. He holds a Doctorate in Education from New York University and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. His one-man show MIND GAMES concluded two extended runs on Broadway to both critical and popular acclaim and has enjoyed extended runs throughout the world. In 2005 Mike Wallace profiled him on 60 Minutes. His most recent book is The Six Keys to Unlock and Empower Your Mind: Spot Liars & Cheats, Negotiate Any Deal to Your Advantage, Win at the Office, Influence Friends, & Much More.

Carla Ching's plays include TBA; The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness; Dirty; Big Blind/Little Blind;and The Two Kids That Blow Sh-t Up. As a teaching artist, she’s worked for The New Victory Theater, Lincoln Center Institute, The Public Theater, The Women’s Project, TDF, American Place Theater and Young Playwrights. Carla is currently a staff writer on USA’s Graceland and is working on a Crossroads commission for South Coast Rep, where FAST COMPANY had its initial run last October.

Debraj Ray is Silver Professor on the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Professor of Economics at New York University. He works in the areas of development economics and game theory. He received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford and the Gittner Award for Teaching Excellence at Boston University. Ray's textbook, Development Economics (Princeton University Press) was described byThe Chronicle of Higher Education as "a revolutionary textbook that takes the field by storm."

Ivan Oransky, M.D., is vice president and global editorial director of MedPageToday, co-founder of Retraction Watch, and founder of Embargo Watch. He teaches medical journalism at New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program and is vice president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.  He has also kindly served as moderator for talkbacks for the EST/Sloan production of Headstrong and was a panelist for the October 2013 Artist Cultivation Event.  

For some pre-performance background on the creation of FAST COMPANY, this year's EST/Sloan Mainstage Production, read an interview with playwright Carla Ching.

Click here to grab your ticket for Saturday's 2:00 matinee!


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