July 1 to July 14, 2019
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 30
Fight your way through the lines of the Bard with a broadsword in hand as you to tackle Shakespeare’s trademark rhythms and develop the acting and fighting skills needed to bring broadsword scenes to life.
Undergraduate: DRAMA 420, 3 units Graduate/post-baccalaureate: DRAMA 620, 3 units
Actors, directors, fight choreographers, and anyone interested in honing their grace and control on stage. No prior experience necessary, but it’s always welcome.
Professor Collin Bressie 562-522-3645
Amie Root is an actor, fight director, and movement instructor and a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. She worked as a teaching artist for the Tony Award winning Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC for three years. She received her BA in Drama at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She has taught movement and stage combat courses at University of Kentucky, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Kennesaw State University, among others. She is currently based out of Minneapolis, MN, but travels across the country teaching movement and stage combat courses at universities and theaters.
Jess Prichard - @JessTheActor,
Jess Prichard is a classically trained actor based in New York City. He has performed such Shakespearean roles as Brutus, Petruchio, Oberon, and Theseus at festivals including the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Riverside Shakespeare, and Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. His solo show, Uhmerika’s Shakespeare, transforms Shakespeare’s work into a story about being raised in Los Angeles. Jess holds an MFA in acting from the University of Illinois. He is certified by the Society of American Fight Directors in Unarmed, Smallsword, Single Sword, and Quarterstaff combat. He has directed and taught acting at universities and colleges in North America and Asia. Jess is also an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher. As an actor and educator, Jess is committed to giving voice to the unheard.
David Sterritt is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors and founded the A-Town Throw Down, a stage combat and stunt workshop, in 2011. David has an MFA in Acting from Wayne State University through the Hilberry Repertory Theatre. He also received his Advanced Theatre Training Certificate while training in Russia at the Moscow Art Theatre and received his BFA in performing arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. His selected fight credits include Cardboard Piano, Serial Black Face, Slasher, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, As You Like It, Beauty and the Beast, and Dracula. Selected Acting Atlanta credits include, Hamlet the Musical, Macbeth, Henry VI Parts I-III at the Shakespeare Tavern, Slasher at Actor’s Express, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Fabrefaction Theatre Company. He was also in the Michigan premier of Detroit by Lisa D’Amour.
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