Better World Magic

Greening the Planet One Magical Performance at a Time

cyril.may@aya.yale.edu

203-737-0475  

Cyril John May is The Resourcerer. 

He brings together his expertise in sustainability and stage magic to create stunning magical experiences that empower and inspire audiences with the message of a sustainable future.  

Who is Cyril John May?

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Resourcery

Cyril’s most requested show, Resourcery is an adaptable performance of enviromagic mixed with discussion of key topics in sustainability.  Cyril tailors this to client requests, relying on his 30 years as a sustainability professional to ensure the message carries an accurate message.

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A Brief History of

Trash at Yale

Cyril’s first TED Talk-style mash-up of magic and message, A Brief History of Trash at Yale still entertains and educates.  Cyril created this while he worked as Yale University’s first recycling coordinator.  Often called to present to departments, Cyril utilized his magic to give his colleagues the nuts & bolts of Ivy League sustainability as well as the broader picture.

Magic on the Move

Strolling Sorcery

Sometimes small magic is better than big.   Cyril delights in sharing his magic during the social portions of conferences, strolling throughout a venue during larger events, and interacting with attendees in small groups.  Such intimate experiences bring magic up close, personal and make it all the more powerful.  

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MAGITRICITY

Originally developed as a companion piece to an exhibit on climate change at the Yale Peabody Museum, MAGITRICITY conveys the challenges of the climate crisis and then quickly pivots to the solutions we have at our disposal.  

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Water Wizard

Created with the help of the water magic Jeff McBride used to best Penn & Teller on their hit show, Fool Us, Water Wizard conveys the important messages our world needs to hear to manage this most precious resource in the 21st Century.

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Your Event,

Your Presentation

Cyril delights in working with clients to develop presentations whether for holiday parties, workshops, training seminars or other occassions.  

Testimonials

What People are Saying

Corporate

Cyril was a fantastic additive to our corporate summit.  It was a way for our leaders to escape, enjoy and engage.

Jackie Schwartz, Director of Marketing, SH Hotels & Resorts

University

The positive response was absolutely overwhelming and there is wide consensus this was among the best TGIFs ever.

Maisah Khan, Global Institute for Sustainable Forestry/Yale Forest Forum

Event

“You were perfect!

Daphne Dixon, Live Green Connecticut

Environmental

We absolutely loved your show!”

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Don’t Miss

Better World Magic News 

Winter 2020 – I am engaged in the questionable technomagery of re-building my website while preparing to perform Water Wizard at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Have Wand, Will Travel

I would love to chat.  Give me a call whether you have an event, want to learn more or are just wondering what an environmental magician sounds like.

203-737-0475

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On second thought, send an email.