Physical Comedy/Stage Combat

4:30pm-6:00pm Fridays     Ages 13-18

Stage combat is as old as theatre in the west -- safe, realistic ways of ‘fake fighting’ have always been needed to enhance the drama on stage and screen.

This stage combat class will begin with simple unarmed combat then move on to swords and other weapons, learning the basic footwork, six basic parries and a range of blade  attacks, disengages, coupes and avoids.

This year we will also explore scene construction, integrating dialogue and character while increasing the complexity and duration of the fights themselves.

Teacher: T.J. Glenn

Teel James Glenn has traveled the world for forty years as a stuntman, fight choreographer, swordmaster, jouster, illustrator, storyteller, bodyguard, actor, and haunted house barker.

He is the author of the non-fiction “Them’s Fighin’ Words- a writer’s guide to writing fight scenes,” and dozens of other books.

He has had stories in over a hundred magazines from Weird Tales, Spinetingler, SciFan, Mad, Black Belt, Fantasy Tales, Sherlock Holmes Mystery to Crimson Streets, and others, as well as tales in close to a hundred anthologies in many genres. He is also the winner of the 2012 Pulp Ark Award for Best Author and his short story “The Clockwork”. 


Fall 2018: $325

Sept. 14th, 21st, 28th; Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; Nov. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th; Dec. 7th, 14th (13 days)

(No Classes Nov. 23rd Day after Thanksgiving)

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Winter 2019: $250

Jan. 11th, 18th, 25th; Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th; March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd (10 days)

(No Classes Feb. 22nd Winter Break)


Spring 2019: $250

March 29th; April 5th, 12th; May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; June 7th (9 days)

(No Classes April 19th, 26th Spring Break)