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Christopher Bange is an actor, clown, playwright, and magician from Seattle, WA. Chris first became interested in magic at age 9 when his aunt taught him how to break a match stick in half, then magically restore it. Since then, he has been hooked on magic and performing. Chris took acting classes in high school to be a better magician and caught the theater bug. Not long after he was cast in American Northwest Repertory Theater and discovered a love for touring theater as they traversed Poland and Mexico. After receiving his AA from Centralia College, he went to study theater at Western Washington University, receiving his BA in Acting and Directing. While at Western he began independently studying clown and decided to formalize his training by studying clown and other physical theater forms at Dell’Arte: International School of Physical Theater in Northern California. While at Dell’Arte he was introduced to the world of the actor as creator and poet.

Since then he has been acting, creating and producing original theater, and doing magic in the greater Seattle area. Chris’s clown theater company, The Baggy Pants, was formed in 2001. Chris has created and toured nationally and internationally, original plays such as: Is This Your Duck?The Red NoseHave You Seen My Dog?The Case of the Vanishing Crown Jewel: A Ziplock Holmes MysteryThe Excursionist: An Aristocratic AdventureThe Medicine ShowMore Bange for Your Buck!The Excursionists 2: A Matter of TimeThe Fat Guy ShowSherlock Holmes and the Hansom Cab Killer!Breaking Bange, and Damn Fine Magic! Chris has gone on to receive awards for his magic act, including The NW Magic Jamboree Best Comedy Magic Award, Comedy Magic PCAM 2015, and a special award in honor of the great vaudevillian, The Peter Rolston Comedy Award.