Rich Cowley

Rich Cowley has been an Academy member since 1991 and, in that time, has “worn a lot of hats”: Video Committee chairman, Secretary of the Board of Directors, Communications Director, frequent showroom performer, occasional lecturer, and (most recently) instructor in the Academy’s Magic University. Before moving to California to join the AMA, Rich made his living as a street performer...Read More


Alfonso became a member of the Magic Castle in 1983 and has performed in every one of our showrooms and bars, totaling close to 2500 performances. With years of teaching experience, we eagerly invited him to be an instructor within Magic University. He has spent nearly 20 years teaching magic at after school enrichment programs and summer camps. He’s been...Read More

Kayla Drescher

Kayla Drescher, a regular performer at our W.C. Fields bar, has been seen on the Today Show, Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us”, and anywhere ice cream is served.  Kayla has taught at Tannen’s Magic Camp, various colleges, and to corporate companies in her “How to Magically Network” workshop.  Her specialties include magic with every day objects, creating a unique performance,...Read More

Harrison Lampert

Harrison Lampert is an actor, comedian, and magician originally from Philadelphia. He is a regular performer in the Close up Gallery and is an almuni of The Groundlings Sunday Company, where he continues to perform improv regularly. He has taught magic privately as well as through various after school programs. His specialties include performance through magic, close up magic, and...Read More

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