Jared Kirby
jaredkirby@hotmail.com
646-382-6945

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  

FIGHT DIRECTION / STUNT COORDINATION:

PRODUCTION
COMPANY
DIRECTOR
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



TEACHING:

SUNY Purchase - NY
Classical French Foil.
Northern Italian Sabre.

Columbia University - NYC
Unarmed workshop.
Rapier workshop.

City College - NYC
Unarmed class as the TA for Denis Hurd.
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
Unarmed workshop.

International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention (ISMAC) - Detroit, MI
9 years of teaching a variety of weapons including:
Unarmed, Rapier, 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
Unarmed workshop.
Rapier workshop.
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.

CERTIFICATIONS:

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

BOOKS:

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.