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ABOUT MATTHEW

Proffessional Magician

Character Actor

Well … where to start … my mom likes me! I always thought she was a pretty good judge of talent and character. However… Here’s the official stuff: Education/Training:   Studied movement and circus skills with Leslie Felbain (who trained in European movement, mask and acting with famed teachers Ecole Jacques Lecoq and Atelier Serge Martin in Paris, France). Matthew earned a B.F.A. in acting and design technology from Wright State University.  Private Advanced Movement and Magic Training with Broadway Actor/Magician Bob Fitch. Employment/ Work:  1984 – 1994  10 years on the Professional staff at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park plus work as an actor and teacher/coach at over 20 other LORT C and B theaters including: Actors Theatre of Louisville, The St Louis Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage in Washington D.C. and Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven Connecticut.  Concurrently worked as a professional magician throughout the United States and Canada.

Matthew Taylor

  Magical Entertainer

1994 – 2004  Co-founded and taught at the Coxcomb academy for performing arts. A training program for Renaissance and other period reenactors specializing in mime, movement, New Vaudeville and Nouveau Cirque as applied to the art of street and festival performance. Concurrently worked for several major amusement parks and created various characters for stage and street performance including The Mad Hatter, The Joker and Beetlejuice.
2007 - Present   Performing Entertainer Coney Island Amusement Park. Stage Magic Shows, Game Shows and Specialty  Puppeteer 2012 - Present     Program Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Greater Cincinnati Area McDonald’s Restaurants. 2013 - Present   Writer, Director, Performer Live Shows Coney Island Amusement Park
2004 – 2008 Freelance work across North America and Europe as a performing entertainer. 2004 –Present Founder and Producing Artistic Director any THEME goes inc. a theatrical company specializing in Mystery Theatre, Game Shows and Magic Shows for corporate and private groups. 2008- 2012      Special Events Coordinator, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Greater Cincinnati Area McDonald’s Restaurants.
Areas of Specialization /Interest: Magic and Magic Performance, Acting, Directing, Movement, Mask, Clown,  Bouffon,Theatrical Styles, Character Development, Ensemble Work, Solo Performance, Development of Original Material, Site-Specific and Community-Based Performance, International/Multi-lingual Projects, Reenactment, Nouveau Cirque
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