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Scotty McQueen

Scotty McQueen

PhD Researcher,


Scotty McQueen is a motivational speaker, presentation coach and creativity consultant with a background in method acting and mind reading. He is conducting PhD research on "non-physical" communication and the performance of "psychic" phenomena at University College Cork, where he won first prize at the Doctoral Showcase. He has been featured on TV3 and the CW network, headlined at the National Circus Festival of Ireland, performed for Boeing and Heineken, and consulted for Microsoft and the BBC. He is co-founder of the FakeArtist project, and the director, writer, and star of the one-man show Telepathy Rock Star.

Mr. McQueen holds an MFA in Physical Theatre from Tuscany’s Accademia dell’Arte and an MPA in Strategic Public Policy from the American University of Paris. He is a certified instructor of the Elemental Body Alignment System and a former circus instructor at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts in Seattle. His papers, (Re)Discovering the Body in Mentalism and The End of Mind Reading, have been published by the University of Huddersfield. A third paper, Luck, Love, and Psychic, is pending publication.

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