Recommended by Backstage magazine as one of
“6 Stage Combat Classes You’ll Want to Check Out.”
Fight Directing the Classic Stage Company’s production of Hamlet starring Peter Sarsgaard and directed by Austin Pendleton.
Teaching a Stage Combat Master Class for EE Tours.
Fight Directing Hudson Warehouse Theatre’s Henry IV Part 1 Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. Steve Guttenberg will be featured as Northumberland in this production and the show opens with the Battle of Homildon Hill!
Fight Directing Folding Chair Classical Theatre‘s production of As You Like it Directed by Marcus Geduld.
This 4 hour master class will cover Blood Effects and how they can help evoke a visceral reaction in the audience. In this seminar we will cover:
-How to make blood packs for broad spatter or directional hits.
-How to “pop” them correctly (on the body & in the mouth).
-Palming packs and Proximity packs
-Various types of blood effects (liquid, powder & thick blood)
-Learn how to make home made blood: for clothing, washable, edible, to simulate brain matter and more
-If time allows, we will discuss rigging blood for arterial sprays.
Come with a change of clothes (or two) and an old towel. We will use water for much of the seminar but at the end you will use your home made blood to pack up and Get Bloody!
WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), NYC unless otherwise noted.
COST: $75 (late registration $100).
To register make your payment by May 31st $75.00:Payment can also be made through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching at CombatCon: Where History and Fantasy Meet! in Las Vegas, NV.
The times that were, the times that are, and the times that may be… …and how to kick butt in all of them! Where can you find fans of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Dark Fantasy, Cosplay, Comics, The Golden Age of Piracy, and Speculative Fiction? Ok, a lot of places — BUT, where can you find them armed with swords, maces, clubs, spears, knives, and other weapons of the West? Why, at CombatCon, of course! Imagine a place where fans of all genres can rub elbows with armed and armored martial artists, and try their hand at cracking a whip, throwing a dagger, felling an opponent with a two-handed sword, or defeating the zombie horde with a crowbar and a shovel. Yes folks, that place exists — and it’s called CombatCon: Where History and Fantasy Meet! Not to mention the opportunity to hang with old friends and make some new ones. And where else could all this happen besides Las Vegas, one of the most action-packed vacation destinations in the US?
Old Promo video
Fight Directing Hudson Warehouse Theatre’s She Stoops to Conquer Directed by Ian Harkins.
Art of Combat Fight Directing and Combat for Stage & Screen Intensive in New York City.
Participants from all over the US and abroad will come together in New York City to train for one intensive week with the Art of Combat company in the skills needed to create extraordinary fights for stage and screen. Classes (taught by Jared Kirby, John Lennox and Kyle Rowling) will include stage combat, historical fencing, acting the fight, finding your angles and much more. The workshop will culminate in a show that will be performed in New York City.
This workshop is an immersion into the AoC company which has been actively transferring historical combat styles to stage and film for over a decade. Members are trained in historical combat styles and learn how to make them safe and replicable for stage and screen. Our training and expertise has enhanced theatre, film and TV with authentic and realistic combat sequences all around the world.
The week is structured so that you will get the most out of it. You can register at one of three levels, based on your skill level and what you want to learn: “Combatant”, “On Track” or “Fight Director”.
Great review of the 2012 AoC NYC Intensive by Rachel Strayer who participated in the workshop.
Check out our great Promo video for 2014!
Fight Directing (and Assistant Directing) Hudson Warehouse Theatre’s Titus Andronicus Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.