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Woodford Theatre’s Odd Couple

Only a matter of weeks after closing Big Love with Project See Theatre, I have been granted the chance to return to the stage; this time at the Woodford Theatre in nearby Versailles, Kentucky. I will be appearing as Roy, one of the poker players who bears witness to the marriage and divorce of friends turned roommates ¬†Oscar and Felix,…

Stage Combat @ University of Central Florida

I will be travelling to Florida for the second time in two months to teach a Skills Proficiency Test class at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The class will serve as an opportunity for those taking coursework in stage combat at UCF to complete an SPT and receive recognition with the SAFD. I got the invite from fellow…

Blackbird Dance Theatre’s The Great Gray

Collaboration is at the core of what it means to be a theatre artist. This is not a business of egos despite what it may seem. The greatest work being performed is that born out of a collective group of ideas from numerous people over many weeks, sometimes months, even years. The greatest producers and directors are those that have…

Spring Break Camp @ Florida Rep

This upcoming Spring Break, I have been invited to return to my old stomping grounds in Fort Myers, FL, to serve as a guest instructor of acting, voice and stage combat at Florida Repertory Theatre. I will be teaching alongside full time Education Director, Rachael Endrizzi, Assistant Education Director Claire Simpson and Education Associate Taylor Hale. Preliminary plans are for…

Stage Combat @Transylvania University

Early this spring, I will be teaching a series of master classes in unarmed stage combat to undergraduate theatre students at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. At present, students do not have the luxury of taking a class of this nature within their normal curriculum; but special offerings like this are designed to enhance the student’s overall learning experience. Any…

Les Miserables @ the Blumenthal

I was recently invited to be a guest presenter on theatrical firearms use and stage combat at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC as part of their Get to Know the Show series. The “Lunch and Learn” event will serve to give patrons an inside look at some of the lesser known jobs in the theatre, particularly as…

Big Love with Project SEE Theatre

In coordination with Valentine’s Day and the surrounding weeks, I will be performing in Project SEE Theatre’s production of Big Love by Charles Mee and directed by Sullivan Canaday White. I’ve been having the time of my life with this production both as Leo and as a movement consultant alongside longtime friend and fellow teaching artist, Jenny Fitzpatrick. Performances will…

Stage Combat @ Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Everything’s bigger in Texas! Except for semesters. I was recently invited to teach a two week stage combat intensive during the January mini-mester at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. The class will meet Monday through Friday and will culminate in an SPT adjudicated by Fight Master Mark “Rat” Guinn. The focus of the class will be in unarmed stage…

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The Last Musketeer

…the play follows an original musketeer through modern day Paris under the threat of martian attack. Other intriguing plot points include werewolf battles, wild west coffee shop brawls and so many knockouts your head will spin!

Stage Combat @ University of Kentucky

I and my fellow SAFD Certified Teacher, Andrew Dylan Ray, recently completed a Skills Proficiency Test Class at the University of Kentucky. 8 students tested in Unarmed Stage Combat and another 2 in Broadsword. All ten students passed and two students received a recommended pass in Unarmed. Fight Master K. Jenny Jones adjudicated. The SPT or Skills Proficiency Test allows…