Jason Paul Tate (he/him) splits time living and working in New York City and San Diego, CA. He is currently directing fights for Watch Night, a world premiere collaboration from Bill T. Jones, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Tamar-kali and Lauren Whitehead for the new PAC-NYC. His movement and fight work can also be seen in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Shana Wride, running at North Coast Rep until Nov. 19th,
This summer, Tate choreographed fights for The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ Tuacahn Center for the Arts directed by Timothy Threlfall and choreographed by Mara Newberry Greer, and created fights and movement for the east coast premiere of Mona Hansour‘s we swim, we talk, we go to war, directed by Johanna McKeon for Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. Prior to that he provided fight, movement direction and special effects design for the 86th season of The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, directed by Jeff Whiting.
Tate continues to teach movement as a visiting professor at universities across the country; and as a founding instructor of the nation’s largest private stage combat training organization, Neutral Chaos. He is the current Vice President of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD).
Up next: The Play that Goes Wrong @ Cleveland Playhouse directed by Melissa Rain Anderson.