Fred Siegel teaches in the English and Philosophy Department at Drexel University. His writings have appeared in TDR, JML, Kugelmass, and the blog When Falls the Coliseum. He also performs magic shows in a variety of venues, and plays the role of “Fred” in the autobiographical performance, “Man of Mystery.” A copy of his doctoral dissertation, The Vaudeville Magic Act, 1880-1932, mysteriously appeared on eBay recently. He has lied for money in the Coney Island Sideshow (1989-90), and has been logging his dreams since 1993. Currently, he does improvised performances with Comedysportz Philadelphia and Tongue & Groove.