“David Reed-Brown is more than just a magician. Yes his magic is expert and entertaining and awe-inspiring, but the real magic is the spiritual way in which he presents it. You leave his performances knowing that life itself is magical and filled with endless possibilities.”

– David Friedman, DISNEY

Once upon a time . . . a seven-year old David Reed-Brown discovered a secret magic set in an aged wooden jewelry box, high atop a dusty old piano. The kit had been passed down through the family by his grandfather. Inside it, he found small wooden magical wonders. Joy filled him immediately, and he has been studying the art of theatrical magic ever since. Growing up, David did shows for family, friends, school and community. As an adult, he began living his dream as a part-time professional magician in 1997. Today, as an ordained minister, he specializes in conveying meaningful messages through magical speaking engagements, strolling magic and classic magic shows for all audiences. His latest talk, “Living A Magical Life” is especially designed for youth. His one man full-evening show Illusion, Wonder & You, joyfully involves his audiences. He enables some to become magicians as well! David performs both his show and close-up walk-a-round magic for businesses and private functions throughout the United States. He also listens carefully to create a unique presentation according to your needs.

David was recently named an Instructor at McBride’s Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas where he has studied with master magicians Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger for more than twenty years. David speaks at the annual Magic & Meaning Conference, which is like the TED Talks of Magic.  His writing appears in McBride’s book, “The Show Doctor.”   He also writes for the school’s Secret Art journal, leads video classes and discussion, produces video segments for Mystery School Monday Online Classes, performs and emcees as needed.  In Las Vegas, David has performed at McBride’s world famous Wonderground, at the Magic & Meaning Conference and at the beautiful Mount Charleston Hotel.  Moving beyond his work as a sought-after speaker, writer and performer, David teaches award-winning magic students. He serves as magic consultant for Denny Moon’s musical “Abracadabra.” He assisted McBride in directing the magic for Lawrence and Priscilla Khong’s show “The Magic of Love.”  He is proud to have taught with and raised funds for people in need with Grammy Award winning songwriter Bill Pere.  In Connecticut you can find David performing  close-up magic on Friday nights at Antonios Restaurant in Simsbury; quarterly performing his new show “Fine Parlor Magic” – an immersive theatrical experience – at StoryTellers Cottage in Simsbury.  He has performed multiple times at First Night Hartford and the historic Griswold Inn in Essex.  And, you can find him at The Big E, New England’s states fair and expo, behind the Connecticut Building where he has performed more than fifty shows.

In addition to his magic, David is a member of the interfaith clergy. He ministers with a balance of head and heart and works hard to model loving harmony with people of many beliefs and people of no belief. In his magical work, his goal is to respect the many different spiritual traditions in the world and model how we can love one another.  However, his shows do not require this deeper meaning.  Often we just have fun!  David earned a Bachelor’s degree from Denison University in Computer Science and Vocal Music and a Masters of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Boston. During seminary, he wanted to understand how the rest of the world lives, so he studied at the United Theological College in Bangalore, India. David and his wife, Cindy, have enjoyed leading summer camps for junior high and senior high youth. They have two talented sons who bring them the greatest joy of all.

“The Priest-Magician is an awakener to spiritual life through wonder.” – S. H. Sharpe

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