In these moments of storytelling and introspection, beautifully crafted monologues that would find a home in a Tennessee Williams script, Toland exposes a sincerity and vulnerability that only heightens the sense of wonder his illusions spark.
— Theatre Is Easy
One of the best mentalism acts in the world. Toland brilliantly combines comedy, magic, and even a splash of philosophy into this must-see performance.”
— Theme Park University
Mark Toland’s skills as a mentalist bring together fascination, awe and immersion in mystery — with humor and rapid-fire quips and stories. It’s an irresistible wild ride, especially for skeptics.
— Picture This Post
Mark Toland has created a performance that delights and astounds even the most die-hard skeptic, and is well worth seeing.
— The Hawk Chicago
It may be the oddest — and most mysterious — end to a Fringe show I’ve ever seen. Mark Toland’s show just might freak you out.
— Orlando Sentinel
Mark Toland clearly created his show with the skeptic in mind–not because it will convince you of the supernatural, but because it’s presented in the spirit of fun and entertainment. It’s full of laugh out loud moments and countless surprises. Mark is brilliant, funny and energetic with just the right hint of awkward energy that lets you know he’s a performance nerd at heart.
— PortFringe First Looks
Toland has a presence and a personality that is engaging and affable. This is a celebration of mystery that deserves to be experienced first hand.
— M-Dash


Radio & Podcast Interviews

Mark Toland, mind reader, performs at Green House Theatre

Chicagoan Mark Toland is a mind reader, but also stresses it is all entertainment.

Meet the Magician Who Can and Will Read Your Mind

With your permission, Mark Toland would like to tinker around in your head. The affable, bespectacled performer has been entertaining and confounding Chicago audiences on TV and onstage with his light-hearted take on the mind-reader magic show for years.

Mind Reading Live On Air with Mark Toland!

The one and only Mark Toland astonishes Patti and the crew with his world famous mind reading demonstrations. You can catch him live [May 2 - June 13th] at The Greenhouse Theater Center. Let him know you heard him on Pretty Late!

Mark Toland isn't really reading our minds-is he?

As we entered the upstairs theater at the Greenhouse Theater Center, a young man with a trim beard and large glasses that accentuated his deep-set eyes, greeted us. When my companion asked him if he was Mark, he said yes. "You know my name already, right?" she joked.

Meet Mind Reader Mark Toland

Today we'd like to introduce you to Mark Toland. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don't you give us some details about you and your story. I grew up in a small town in Kansas where I was fascinated by all things magic and mind reading.

Theatre Is Easy | Reviews | Mark Toland, Mind Reader

BOTTOM LINE: Mark Toland reads the minds of the audience, showing off incredible talent and bringing a signature honest dishonesty that exposes a raw sense of wonder.

Chicago Fringe Festival Presents MARK TOLAND, MIND READER

Chicago Fringe Festival Presents Mark Toland, Mind Reader,fascinating and awe-inspiring experience of the skills of a mentalist. Performing through Sept 10.

Four Must See Shows at 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival - Theme Park University

I've said it once and I'll say it again, you don't truly know Orlando if you only venture within the theme park bubble. If you're looking for something truly unique to do while in O-Town, it only costs $10 for a 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival button.

'Mark Toland, Mind Reader' at Orlando Fringe Festival

This show just might freak you out. I would have had nightmares about it except Mark Toland, as in "Mark Toland, Mind Reader" comes clean. He's not really a mind reader, he says. He's not claiming anything supernatural. He just likes to bring a little bit of mystery to people.

Mark Toland

Isn't it time we brought a little class back to magic? That's exactly what magician Mark Toland has set out to do, combining aweinspiring and mind-blowing visual magic and mentalism with a classic hip style that hails back to the days of Sinatra and old time Vegas.

Amazing and Funny! The Chicago Fringe Festival Presents Mark Toland: Mind Reader (August 31, 2017)

When you hear mind reader, you probably think of a psychic claiming to have supernatural powers. They may even claim to be telepathic. But this is not the case with Mark Toland. He comes right out and says he doesn't have any such powers. Instead, he wants his audience to be mystified by his tricks....

Greenhouse Theatre Center Presents MIND READER Review

Greenhouse Theatre Center presents MIND READER, Mark Toland's mentalism performance. Running through July 25th on Wednesday nights, Mark Toland's show is as impressive as it is entertaining.


"BEST OF FRIGID - Mark Toland, Mind Reader" - Theatre Is Easy (Read Story)

"Mystery and Mentalism At Its Best" - Picture This Post (Read Story)

"Mark Toland is MIND BLOWING!" - Windy City Live (Watch Video)

"Mark Toland: Mind Reader - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" - Around The Town Chicago (Read Story)

"Mark Toland Will Blow Your Mind" - Splash Magazine (Read Story)

"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED at Chicago Fringe Festival" - The Hawk Chicago (Read Story)

"Mark Toland Wins Best of Coffeehouse Prize" - KC Applauds (Read Story)

REVIEW: "Mark Toland, Mind Reader" at Orlando Fringe Festival - Orlando Sentinel (Read Story)

"Mark Toland Isn't Really Read Our Minds - Is He?" - Chicago Reader (Read Story)

"Mind Reading LIVE ON AIR"- WGN Radio (Listen)

"Mark Toland Blows Audiences Away"- Behind The Curtain (Listen)

"4 Must See Shows At 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival" - Theme Park University (Read Story)

"Mark Toland: Mind Reader - Full Frontal Mystery" - Picture This Post (Read Story)

"He Read My Mind!" - Buzz Center Stage (Read Story)

"Mark Toland Announces MIND READER at The Greenhouse Theater" - Broadway World (Read Story)

"Mark Toland Celebrates Mystery" - M-Dash (Read Story)

"Meet Mind Reader Mark Toland" - Voyage Chicago (Read Story)

"Meet The Magician Who Can and Will Read Your Mind" - Today Tix (Read Story)

"2017 Patrons Pick Award Winners" - Orlando Fringe (Read Story)

"2017 San Diego Fringe Awards" - KPBS (Read Story)

"In The WGN Newsroom With Mentalist Mark Toland" - WGN TV Chicago (Watch Video)

"Orlando Fringe Mind Reader Will Blow Your Mind" - Orlando Sentinel (Read Story)

"Amazing and Funny! Mark Toland at Chicago Fringe" - Playlist HQ (Read Story)

"Notes From The Fringe" - San Diego Jewish World (Read Story)

"Fringe Festival Lineup of Patrons' Picks for Memorial Day" - Orlando Sentinel (Read Story)

"Notes From The Fringe" - David Coddon, Theater Reviews (Read Story)

"Rounding Up The Fringe Award Winners" - The San Diego Union Tribune (Read Story)

"Recommended at San Diego Fringe" - San Diego Story (Read Story)

"7 Best Bets For The Chicago Fringe Festival" - TimeOut Chicago (Read Story)

"Chicago Fringe Fest Release This Year's Lineup" - DNA Info (Read Story)

"Mind Reader at San Diego Fringe" - Performing Arts Live (Read Story)

"Chicago Theater Openings May 2018" - The Chicago Tribune (Read Story)

"Shows On Our Radar - Mark Toland: Mind Reader" - ChiIL Mama (Read Story)

"PortFringe Celebrates Fringe At 70" - PortFringe (Read Story)

"A Phoenix Guide To PortFringe" - The Portland Phoenix (Read Story)

"Chicago Fringe - 3 Shows In 1 Night!" - DADaPalooza (Read Story)

"FRIGID FESTIVAL 2017 - A Q&A With This Year's Artists" - Stage Buddy (Read Story)

"Chicago Magic Lounge - Stunning!" - Picture This Post (Read Story)

"Pick A Card, Any Card" - Chicago Men's Book (Read Story)

"What's On Your Mind? Mark Toland Can Tell You At Fringe" - Freeline Media (Read Story)

"Mark Toland, Mind Reader to Appear At Chicago Fringe" - Broadway World (Read Story)

"Mark Toland to Appear At Chicago Fringe Festival" - The Hawk Chicago (Read Story)

"Chicago Fringe Starts This Weekend" - DADaPalooza (Read Story)

"Celebrate All Things Weird & Wacky At Chicago Fringe" - Concierge Preferred (Read Story)

"Mark Toland At The Orlando Fringe" - Bungalower (Read Story)

"Mark Toland To Appear At Orlando Fringe Festival" - Broadway World (Read Story)

“Mark Toland: In Your Face” – Campus Activities Magazine (Read Story)

"Mind Reader To Appear At NY FRIGID Festival" - Broadway World (Read Story)

"2017 FRIGID Festival Lineup Announced" - Broadway World (Read Story)

"WGN TV Appearance 2017" - WGN TV (Watch Video)

"Around Town Visits Chicago Fringe" - WGN TV (Watch Video)

"Around Town Visits Mark Toland" - WGN TV (Watch Video)

"Voyages Gala At Shedd Aquarium" - Michigan Ave (Read Story)

"Beyond Imagination" - Leadership Pocatello (Read Story)

"Shedd Aquarium Annual Gala" - Sheridan Gala (Read Story)

"It's All True With Mark Toland" - The Whiskey Journal (Listen)

"Guests From Frigid New York" - Mockumental (Listen)

"Five Fun Things To Do In Chicago" - Chicago Magazine (Read Story)

"Be Happy - Recommended Show" - Time Out Chicago (Read Story)

“Performing Magic Is Junior Mark Toland’s First Love” – Wichita State University (Read Story)

“Jaws dropped and silence sat in the room.” – The Northerner (Read Story)

“Success Isn’t An Illusion” – The Iola Register (Read Story)

“Magician Will Be First Of Season” – Blue Rapids Free Press (Read Story)

“Contemporary Magic Show Coming To Waterville” – The Topeka Capitol Journal (Read Story)

“Watch As Ana’s Mind (And Her Phone) Are Unlocked” – WGN TV Appearance (Watch Video)

“Mind Reader’s Impossible Card Trick” – WGN Radio Web Series (Watch Video)

“Mind Reader Rides Bicycle BLINDFOLDED Through Chicago” – WGN Radio Web Series (Watch Video)

“NCMC Presents Corporate Mind Reader Mark Toland” – North Central Michigan College (Read Story)

“Mind Reader Guesses Andrea Darlas’ Favorite Words” – WGN Radio Web Series (Watch Video)

“Mind Reader Reveals March Madness Predictions” – RedEye Chicago (Watch Video)