2005 brought Matthew the opportunity to team up with veteran fire eater/magician Rod Sipe (aka Dr. Dumpe), a 30+ year veteran of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. In addition to magic and illusion, Matthew expanded his performance experience by escaping from a strait jacket while suspended upside down, 12 feet above the stage as the finale to each of 5 daily shows.
Further years also brought Matt to sideshow stunts such as Walking on a Bed of Broken Glass, and the Human Blockhead and even attempting Fire Eating.
Even with these new stunts, Matt’s love has always been magic and in 2013 he returned to the stage as Marvelous Matt with his own show at the Wizards Tower. He is looking forward to a long future entertaining audiences at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.