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UW to Host Regional Stage Combat Workshop This Weekend

April 12, 2016
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UW faculty member and SAFD certified teacher Kevin Inouye will be among instructors at the UWYO Stage Combat Workshop. (UW Photo)

Two days of intensive instruction in theatrical swordplay, ninjutsu, fighting on film and more will be offered during the second annual UWYO Stage Combat Workshop Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, at the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

The workshop is sponsored by the UW Department of Theatre and Dance, the Associated Students of the Performing Arts and the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD).

Tickets for the public cost $50 per day or $75 for both days; UW student registration is $15 per day or $20 for both days. Tickets are available at the UW Performing Arts box office. For registration details and other information, visit

The workshop will offer instruction in swashbuckling single-sword by fight master Brian Byrnes; sneaky ninja tricks with SAFD fight director Tim Pinnow; stunt fighting for movies and television with SAFD certified teacher and stunt performer Mike Yahn; demonstrations by UW Assistant Professor Kevin Inouye; and other instructional programs.

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