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Stage Combat Workshop Teaching Staff

Department of Theatre and Dance

UWYO Stage Combat Workshop, 2018 Teaching Staff


Tim

SAFD Certified Teacher and Fight Director Tim Pinnow: Tim has been working in theatrical violence since the mid 1980's.  He became an Actor/Combatant in 1992, a Certified Teacher in 1995, and a Fight Director in 1997.  His fight choreography of more than 75 productions has been seen at Shakespeare in Sante Fe, The American Southwest Theatre Company, Shakespeare-on-the-Rocks, Creede Repertory Theatre, Duke University, St. Olaf College, New Mexico State University, The Durango Shakespeare Festival, and The Hippodrome State Theatre of Florida.  He is currently a Professor of Theatre Arts and Head of the Department at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction Colorado.  He is also an 8th degree black belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, the world's only remaining ninja lineage and is a personal student of ninja Grandmaster Maasaki Hatsumi.

SAFD Certified Certified Teacher and Fight Director k. Jenny Jones:  Member of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), Actors Equity Association (AEA), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME), Association of University Professors (AAUP). Certified Fight Director, Certified Teacher, and the only woman in the United States recognized by the SAFD as a Fight Master, k. Jenny Jones is internationally in demand as a master teacher of contemporary violence, and is known for her arena style of unarmed stage combat called “Scrappy Fighting.”

Her regional Fight Directing includes choreographing Actor’s Theater of Louisville’s annual hit Dracula for the past three years, as well as the world premieres of Zoe Kazan’s Absalom and Naomi Wallace’s Hard Weather Boating Party; nearly 20 productions for the Tony award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park including Durango, Coyote on a Fence, Avenue X, Red Corners, 12th Night and Much Ado About Nothing; for five years she was the resident fight director for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company working on such plays as Coriolanus, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Lovers and Executioners, Private Lives and Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe; numerous productions for the Cincinnati Opera including the world premiere of Margaret Garner with Denyse Graves; Of Mice and Men for the St. Louis Repertory; and the hit premiere of Jerry Springer the Opera for New Stage Collective. Other regional credits include Human Race Theater Company, the Know Theater, Portland Opera, Kentucky Opera and over 60 productions for CCM including Cyrano, Don Giovanni, The Rakes Progress, The Rape of Lucretia, Pelleas and Melisande, Man of LaMancha, Wild Party, Brigadoon, Crazy For You, As You Like It, 12th Night, Charlie’s Aunt, Glory of Living, Suburbia, The Lady’s Not For Burning, Anon(y)mous, Elephant Man and I Hate Hamlet.

SAFD Certified Teacher, Theatrical Firearms Instructor Chris DuVal: Christopher is an Associate Professor and serves as the Head of the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. He has worked as an actor, fight director and guest instructor throughout the country. He was an Assistant Professor for four years and the Head of the BFA / MFA Performance Program at the University of Idaho. Academically, he has been a guest instructor at such universities as Stanford University, San Jose State University, Southern Utah University, Southern Oregon University, California Institute of Technology, Chapman University, Pomona College, and California State University Fresno, among others. As both an actor, guest instructor, and fight director, Christopher’s work has been seen at such regional theatres as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (18 years), Dallas Theatre Center, South Coast Repertory, Sacramento Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, Shakespeare Orange County, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, John Anson Ford Theatre, Will Geer Theatre, Riverside Civic Light Opera, Pioneer Theatre Company, and on a Caribbean cruise. He is a Certified Teacher / Theatrical Firearms Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors, is recognized as a Master Teacher with Dueling Arts International, holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Aikido, and is certified as an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.  He is the author of "Stage Combat Arts: An Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice, and Text Work".

Inouye

SAFD Certified Teacher Kevin Inouye: Kevin joined the faculty at the UWYO in 2014, bringing with him 17 years of training and experience in stage combat and stunt work. In addition to being a certified teacher, he is one of about 25 SAFD-recognized Theatrical Firearms Instructors. Kevin is the author of The Theatrical Firearms Handbook, and has recently signed a contract for a second book with Focal Press on Fighting for Camera. He is a union stunt performer (SAG-AFTRA) and award-winning fight choreographer in addition to his position as Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, & Stage Combat. He assistant-coordinated the long-running and popular Virginia Beach Bash stage combat and stunt workshop, taught at workshops across the continent, and has been the coordinator for all four of the UWYO Stage Combat Workshops.

WISDOM FROM THE ARMOURY No.19 - The Corps a Corps, with Brian Byrnes

Byrnes fight video
In this episode, we examine the Corps-a-Corps and its use, specifically, within Broadsword choreography. Special guest, Fight Master Brian Byrnes, joins us to lend his expertise on the subject.

Kevin Inouye Demo Reel

Inouye demo reel
A selection of projects for which Fight Designer, LLC and/or sole proprietor Kevin Inouye have provided stunts, fight choreography, armoring, gun wrangling, acting, swordmaster, or other services.

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