This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Magician Jen Kramer, performing “The Magic of Jen Kramer” at Westgate Las Vegas (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m.). In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Kramer talks about how she began her magical journey at the age of 10 and knew she wanted to perform in Las Vegas; graduating Yale and negotiating with Las Vegas showrooms from her dorm room; interning with magician Nathan Burton and learning the ropes; how she feels she connects with people through magic; why every show is different because every audience is different; why she likes to inspire girls and women to find a career in magic; and fulfilling her dream of a residency in Las Vegas.
Jen, named “Female Magician of the Year” by the International Magicians Society and named a “40 Under 40” honoree by VEGAS INC, Jen has been featured on television shows including Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, and NBC’s TODAY Show.
She graduated with honors in Theater from Yale University (Class of 2014), where she served as Founder and President of the Yale Magic Society. Jen currently serves on the Advisory Board for Magicians Without Borders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to entertaining, educating and empowering people in refugee camps, orphanages and hospitals around the world through magic.
Jen is a member of the Society of American Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Academy of Magical Arts and Hollywood’s world-famous Magic Castle.