AJ Powell
Makes Things.

A writer, director, producer, and designer, AJ Powell has been crafting originals for more than 40 years. His portfolio includes plays, performance pieces, novels, tabletop games, and original illusions, crafted for himself and others.

Releasing in 2024

Announcing our collaboration
with Vestoland Games

The paperwork is signed, so I can officially make the announcement!
AJ Powell has signed an exclusive European manufacturing agreement with Vestoland Games, in the Netherlands, to private-label and produce AJ's portfolio of tabletop games for sale and distribution across Europe. We'll be working on refreshing the designs (and translating the instructions) for our full portfolio in the coming days, weeks, and months; look for more details on this homepage (and find links to purchase them here).

Produced in 2023

is Magic

One part lecture, one part magic show - Software is Magic examines how designers and engineers can apply the skills of magicians to make unforgettable user experiences.

Produced in 2022

(Gothic) Rainbow
Pride Merchandise

What do you do if you're gay, proud, and only wear black? That's the dilemma the I went about solving with the (Gothic) Rainbow line. Launched in 2022; re-launching in June of 2024.

Produced in 2021

We're (Probably)
All Gonna Die!

A high-energy secret role game set in the not-too-distant future and focussed squarely on defining what makes a human a human. Designed by me. (Absolutely NO robots involved).

Produced in 2020

I Am A

A staged examination of the human experience, told through the lens of monsters (both real and fictional). Performed to sold-out audiences at The Comedy Project in Grand Rapids, MI.

Produced in 2019


A staged adaptation of my Unsettled lecture, expanded to include elements of illusion, comedy, and theatricks to help to illustrate and illuminate our fascination with the unsettling.

Published in 2016


A coming-of-age novel about a young girl who discovers the world is more magical than she'd ever have imagined. It's an action-packed adventure exploring what defines us and who we really are.

AJPOWELL.INFO is the primary website for ANDREW (AJ) POWELL, a human person located in the GREATER NEW YORK area, residing in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, on the planet locally referred to as EARTH. Andrew is a multifaceted producer, writer, engineer, public speaker and performer who owns, operates, and licenses a great deal of custom creations including (but not limited to) tabletop games and mechanics, stage, short-form, and close-up illusions, short plays, interactive production formats, and multiple long-format stage productions (musical and non). All content, audio, imagery, artwork, and unique formats on this website are the exclusive property of ANDREW POWELL, and/or AJPOWELL PRODUCTIONS.