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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 3: Stages Of Recovery

Immediately after an injury you go into survival mode. There’s all sorts of new things to contend with – mobility issues, appointments, trying to sort out what you can keep doing, what you can’t, pain management, disability claims and so … 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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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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