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“Dr. Corrigan’s show combines fascinating historical knowledge with astonishing magic and mesmerizing portrayals of characters from the Dickens canon. It’s an ideal way to generate interdisciplinary engagement and foster deep learning. Be prepared for a delightful and thought-provoking experience.”

Marjorie Hass, PhD, President, Council of Independent Colleges and former president, Rhodes College and Austin College

Living Biography

An exciting new theatrical art form, Living Biography weaves together performance, literature, and life history to create a unique entertainment.


Authors and their works spring to life within the swirling mists of magic. BL Literary Magic.

Actor, Magician, Scholar

Brian Jay Corrigan has lengthy professional theatre credits having performed with Katharine Hepburn and Terri Garr, originated the part of Pizarro in the long-running play South Sea (renamed Balboa) and toured with the professional company of Oliver! in the role of Charley Bates; he was even under consideration for the role of Luke Skywalker. He is an internationally recognised, award-winning magician and inventor of magic whose work has been seen on every continent of the world except Antarctica. He is a Georgia Author of the Year, Georgia Board of Regents Professor of the Year, and senior professor of Renaissance literature at the University of North Georgia with scores of books and articles published in his field.

Venues Performed


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Contact, Enquiries & Booking

Professor Corrigan has performed at venues across the United States and the United Kingdom. He is available for a wide range of public and private performances.

To enquire about booking Professor Corrigan please


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