For nearly 20 years Rory Rennick has performed professionally as
a magician following a 15-year career in the mental health field.
For over a decade he has combined his acting, motivational speaking
and prestidigitation skills to present the incredible story of the
enslaved-turned-magic entertainer Henry “Box” Brown.
Rory is considered one of the foremost authorities on black
magicians and Henry “Box” Brown in particular. His book debut of
Henry “Box” Brown’s Legacy and My Life With Him has been one of the
most anticipated readings of 2021.
Besides writing, producing and being featured in a full-length
stage play about “Box” Brown, Rory has performed with various
theater groups and has lectured to thousands as an arts educator
with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and We’ve Known Rivers.
He is also a member of the Ohio Storytellers Network and the Ohio
Local History Alliance. He is a founding member and historian of
the International Association of Black Magical Artists.
He was a consultant and a voiceover artist featured on the
award-winning documentary: Quiet Masters - The History and
Relevance of the Black Magical Artist. Among Rory’s other varied
interests are writing articles about the world’s largest niche
collection of African diaspora/black-imaged playing cards, which he