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Meet The Encounter

We are Brian Kehoe and Annie Montone, a two person magic team who make up The Encounter! We’ve been working together since 2014 to delight audiences with unique, exciting, personal experiences (or “encounters”). From private events to large scale stage shows, we combine magic and theater in a fresh, narrative way that feels different because it is. If you’re looking for a guy in a silk shirt pulling flowers out of his sleeves, that’s not us. If you’re looking for a cool take on traditional stage magic that will transport your audiences and make them think, The Encounter is for you.

Annie Montone

Co-Founder & Business Manager

Annie Montone is the Co-Founder and Business Manager of The Encounter, a theater company specializing in experiential shows working with stage magic as a genre. She is a writer, performer, and magician in the Baltimore area. Her work has been praised as “delightfully immersive” (HOAX, The Encounter), “highly entertaining all the way to its logically creepy end” (Planchette, The Encounter), “[an] exquisitely beautiful fairytale” (The Sorrow Message, DNA Theatre), and writing that “saves the show if it doesn’t outright steal it” (140 Characters, Salt Luck Arts).

Brian M. Kehoe

Co-Founder & Artistic Director

Brian M. Kehoe is a professional magician, actor, teacher, consultant, and sound designer in the Baltimore area.  He is also the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Encounter, a theater company specializing in experiential shows working with stage magic as a genre.  Here’s what critics have to say about his performances: “Kehoe draws you in with intense eye contact” (HOAX, The Encounter), “Remarkably engaging, if a little unnerving” (Planchette, The Encounter), and “facial expressions worth a wealth of dialogue” (Red, JCT).

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