What's In My Stage Combat Bag?

What’s In My Stage Combat Bag?

As I do more and more stage combat work, I've found that it's super useful to have a bag or kit with my stage combat supplies in it, so I can grab it and get to rehearsals! As an independent artist with a lot of commitments on my plate (directing, teaching, writing and blogging, stage …

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10 Things I've Done as a Fight Captain

10 Things I’ve Done as a Fight Captain

Everyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love stage combat. My first foray into stage combat was during an eighth-grade production of The Taming of the Shrew, where my character Bianca was tied up and horsewhipped by her older sister. My appetite for violence was re-ignited in 2010 when I was cast in a …

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10 Things I've Done as an Assistant Fight Director

10 Things I’ve Done as an Assistant Fight Director

I'm currently acting as Assistant Fight Director (AFD) for London Community Players' production of The Trials of Robin Hood, a very funny retelling of the classic Robin Hood adventures through three different perspectives: Robin Hood, Maid Marian, and the Sheriff of Nottingham. And, of course, this show has LOTS of stage combat. The fight director …

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom - Maisie Williams

Wednesday Words of Wisdom – Maisie Williams

"Doing sword fighting is like picking up a dance routine... I think dancing really helps with the picking up of it." -- Maisie Williams, actress & dancer

Theatre Talk With Dr. John Lennox, Fight Director

Theatre Talk With Dr. John Lennox, Fight Director

Welcome to my new Thursday column, Theatre Talk! I'm so excited to be presenting this interview series, featuring theatre and performing artists all over the world! My first interview is with Dr. John Lennox, professor and fight director, based out of Michigan. I first met "Doc" at the 2011 Art of Combat New York City …

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