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Slapstick 101

This past winter I had the great pleasure of working with a powerhouse cast of women on Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Randolph Academy.  For those who don’t know this play, it is described as an absurdist, existentialist, … Continue reading

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Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger Part 2: The Tragedy and the Comedy of Crutches

I like to think I can do anything I set my mind to. But there are times your body fails you, and it can be quite eye opening.  My first day on crutches, I got up early after being up … Continue reading

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Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger Part 1: A Trip Through Pain

This is a different kind of blog for me, and a little more personal. It is the first Part of a series where I share some of my thoughts and feelings on Pain, by sharing my journey of a recent … Continue reading

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Stage Fighting vs. Screen Fighting

The majority of my fifteen years of fighting has been spent performing and fight directing for stage. However in the last six years or so I have been fortunate to have had many opportunities to apply my skills on screen. … Continue reading

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Knifeplay at Bond vs. Bourne!

So this past November I had the pleasure and honour of being invited to DC to teach at Tooth and Claw“s Bond vs. Bourne workshop. It was an awesome workshop that focused on guns, knives, close quarter combat and parkour. … Continue reading

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What does a Fight Sound Like?

I had a great term teaching at the Randolph Academy this year! I have been focusing very hard on getting students to use their entire bodies to create the illusion of force and power. I find, especially in basic stage … Continue reading

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A Peek into Casey Choreographing a Castration

Alright, now that I”ve outlined the basics of what I do, I am going to try to write shorter blogs. This next one might be a bit racy, as it is about one of my most recent fight directing jobs. … Continue reading

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More than Speed

Speed is very important in fights – it”s exciting, it hides the mechanics of certain techniques, and it helps convey the chaotic energy of characters fighting to survive. But speed is not everything. If actors simply go as fast as … Continue reading

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The Art of Fight Direction

“The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.” Oscar Wilde Theatre is a very collaborative art form – and I think Oscar Wilde sums it up nicely. … Continue reading

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Stage Combat 101: The Broad Strokes for the Uninitiated

Most people who have not worked in the entertainment industry are not very familiar with Stage Combat. Having studied and performed stage combat for almost half my life, it is my mission to spread an understanding of this Art of … Continue reading

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