Just as real warriors perform an essential, though anguishing, service for society, actors also serve as courageous soldiers of the psyche. We dig deep into the dark underbelly of the human ego and express our shadow selves truthfully in performance. Human beings kill. We make war. We rape, pillage, torture, and terrify. We can be brutal and animalistic. We even have the capacity to take joy in and revel in these horrors.
We as a society, and as individuals, have a need to confront our violent natures and come to terms with this aspect of ourselves. Rocco Dal Vera
|Company||Lucille Lortel Theatre - NYC||David Leidholdt|
|Macbeth||Theatre Row - NYC||Seth Duerr|
|Richard II||Theatre Row - NYC||Seth Duerr|
|True West||York Shakespeare - NYC||Seth Duerr|
|Cyrano||Hudson Warehouse- NYC||Nicholas Martin-Smith|
|Rome & Juliet||Hudson Warehouse- NYC||Nicholas Martin-Smith|
|Hamlet||Hudson Warehouse- NYC||Nicholas Martin-Smith|
|Richard III||Hudson Warehouse- NYC||Nicholas Martin-Smith|
|Merry Wives of Windsor||Hudson Warehouse- NYC||Eric Nightengale|
|Comedy of Errors||Hudson Warehouse- NYC||Susane Lee|
|The Rover||Hudson Warehouse- NYC||Jesse Michael Mothershed|
|The Taming of the Shrew||Hudson Warehouse- NYC||Jesse Michael Mothershed|
|Midsummer Night's Dream||Hudson Warehouse - NYC||Richard Harden|
|Titus Andronicus||Folding Chair Classical Theatre-NYC||Marcus Geduld|
|When Words Fail||Access Theatre - NYC||Various|
|Let's Fight About It!||Access Theatre - NYC||Various|
|Combat Therapy||Access Theatre - NYC||Various|
|Lou's 24/7||Creative Acting Company - NYC||Eric Jones|
|Guys & Dolls||Access Theatre - NYC||Arthur Brown|
|Life is a Dream||A Festival of Fools - NYC||Amanda Thompson|
|Dogboy & Justine||Treble Entendre - NYC||Abigail Unger|
|Bard Wars||Curious Frog Theatre - NYC||Angela Sharp|
|A Dating Story||The Learning Channel||Banyan Productions|
|Bible Stories: The Apostles||A&E||Danna Sterling|
|The Fist of Monkey||KCM Productions||Clifton Pugh|
|The Otherworld||Gisela Productions||Gisela Pereira|
|Bad Apple||Dichotomy Productions||Eric Jones|
|Androcles and the Lion||Pax Amicus Theatre||Stan Barber|
|Romeo & Juliet||Castle Shakespeare (2003 - 2006)||Stan Barber|
|Hamlet||Castle Shakespeare (2003 - 2006)||Stan Barber|
|Hamlet||New Vic Theatre of London||Alan Cohen|
|Dracula||New Vic Theatre of London||Alan Cohen|
|Hunchback of Notre Dame||New Vic Theatre of London||Mickey O'Donoughue|
|Canterbury Tales||New Vic Theatre of London||Mickey O'Donoughue|
|Julius Caesar||Red Monkey Theatre||Tal Aviezer|
|Pirate Treasure Hunt||Private Party||Jared Kirby|
|Sleeping Beauty||Sail Productions||Tony Siniscalco|
|Pocahontas||Sail Productions||Tony Siniscalco|
|Myth||Horace Mann Theatre - NYC||Jason Grote|
|Tin Roof Rain||Rarig Center||Takumba Oka|
|Hamlet: To the Point||MN Renaissance Festival||Bill Peltzman|
|Street Fights||MN Renaissance Festival||Michael Anderson|
SUNY Purchase - NY
Classical French Foil.
Northern Italian Sabre.
Columbia University - NYC
City College - NYC
Unarmed class as the TA for Denis Hurd.
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention (ISMAC) - Detroit, MI
9 years of teaching a variety of weapons including:
Rapier & Cloak, Dusack, Duelling Shield, and
Historical Stage Combat.
Western Washington Western Martial Arts Workshop (4-W) - Seattle, WA
Taught a variety of weapons including:
Italian Rapier, Spanish Rapier, Dusack, and assisted with Northern Italian Duelling Sabre.
Castle Shakespeare - Budd Lake, NJ
Rapier & Dagger workshop.
|Weekend Workshops Jared has taught 1, 2 and 3 day workshop all across the US/Canada and in Europe, including England, Scotland, Finland and Italy.|
Art of Combat, Inc.
Fight Director & Head of New York Chapter
Society of American Fight Directors Advanced Actor/Combatant: Rapier & Dagger Unarmed Single Sword Quarterstaff Broadsword Broadsword & Shield Smallsword
British Academy of Dramatic Combat Certified Intermediate: Rapier & Dagger Single Sword Unarmed
Dawn Duellists Society Full Member w/ Instructor Status
Italian Rapier Combat - translation of Ridolfo Capo Ferro's great opus on Italian Rapier from 1610.
The School of Fencing - reprint of Dominico Angelo's
fine work on French Smallsword from 1787.