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Anthony Lepore’s images weave theatrics, humor, and vulnerability with personal narrative. In Performance Anxiety, illusion–visual and cognitive–takes center stage.
Between sixth and eighth grade I was a kid magician, impersonating someone with skill and sleight of hand. My grandfather, a confident wood-worker, built shelves into a luggage case that held my show and doubled as a stage when flipped on its side. I carried my illusions to local senior centers and family gatherings, specializing in small levitations and disappearances. I was certain magic was my calling, until I auditioned for show choir, which proved a more exciting and collaborative place for a queer teen at an evangelical school to hide in plain sight.