2019 Lecturer Bios
Bruce Chadwick is a full-time professional Comedy Magician, Illusionist, and Sleight-of-Hand Artist, with offices in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area for over 30 years.
He is an AIMC with Silver Star member of England's prestigious The Magic Circle, a past-president and Order of Willard member of the Texas Association of Magicians, and is listed in WHO'S WHO IN MAGIC.
Bruce is also an active member of the Society of American Magicians and is an Order of Merlin Shield member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. One of the national magic clubs is also named after him, the "Bruce Chadwick SAM Assembly 138 Alliance of Illusionists Inc."
Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Bruce also specializes in the manufacture and design of illusion apparatus. He has built hundreds of illusions and theatrical special effects for the television and movie industries, theme parks, the Broadway stage, and for many performers worldwide.
He has published several works on the psychology of illusion and is highly regarded among his peers as a creative consultant and expert in the field of illusion mechanics.ion and is highly regarded among his peers as a creative consultant and expert in the field of illusion mechanics. Bruce and his wife Cindy own the Illusion Warehouse Party Room and Magic Shop in Fort Worth, Texas (www.illusionwarehouse.com).
Aurora "Bebop" Krause
Aurora Krause has been performing as “Bebop” since 1995. Aurora was a Banker for 34 years and retired as Sr. Vice President of a local San Antonio bank in 2009 to pursue her passion in clowning. She is a Past-President of the World Clown Association (2010-2011) and served as WCA Education Director (2015-2016).
She has been an instructor and performer throughout the United States and also the UK, Mexico, Thailand, Canada and Malaysia. Locally Bebop performs at schools, birthday parties, festivals, hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, churches and prisons. She also conducts her own Clown Alley workshops; “Spotlight on Clowning” which offers education on general clown topics and a second workshop; “Open Heart Clowning: A Caring Clown Workshop” focused on the work of a Caring Clown. Both workshops offer education and entertainment for those ready ‘to-clown’. She is an award winning clown, among notable awards are: ‘2006 Texas Ambassador of Clowning’ from the Texas Clown Assn. and ‘2002-All Around Clown’ and ‘2009-Clown of the Year’ from the World Clown Assn.
Her goal as an instructor is to teach and inspire those wearing the red-nose to clown from the heart, always honoring and giving credibility to the ‘Art of Clowning’. To learn more about Bebop, go to: www.bebopsworld.com
Tricia "Pricilla Mooseburger" Manuel
Tricia Manuel is the unmistakable Pricilla Mooseburger! She got her start clowning with Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey in 1982. She is the owner of Pricilla Mooseburger Originals supplying high quality clown costumes and make-up for over 25 years. She is the founder of Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp and received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award from the Midwest Clown Assoc. and was also honored with the Lifetime of Laughter award from the International Clown Hall of Fame for her contribution to clown arts education and 21 years of Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp. Her e-newsletter Mooseburger Newz is followed by thousands providing free clown arts education. (www.mooseburger.com)
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