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Review of Fat Pig – Continues This Week

This is your last week to catch Fat Pig, which is getting fantastic reviews, like this one: From Vancouver Observer: Fat Pig: Highly Recommended Director Michael Scholar Jr. has done a great job at staging the play in a way that keeps the audience focused and engaged. The set is minimal and shifts direction, both […]

Fat Pig Opens This Week

Jesse nominated actor Michael Scholar Jr. takes the Director’s reigns for “Fat Pig”, with actors Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Helen), Aaron Craven (Carter), Jennifer Mawhinney (Jeannie),and Lawrence Haegert (Tom) giving compelling performances filled with realism and passion. “Fat Pig” also features designs by Itai Erdel (Lighting) and Naomi Sider (Costume and set Design) with poster design by […]

Humans Evolved to Fight

The following article is based on a the 25 April 2009 episode of Quirks & Quarks on CBC radio. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), otherwise known as “Ultimate Fighting” is the fastest growing spectator sport on television. Many find it the most exciting thing to watch. Stage combat is often the most engaging part of a […]

New FDC Site

In case you weren’t aware, I am the VP of Communications for Fight Directors Canada, and the webmaster. As such, I have the pleasure of announcing that I have completed a major re-design of the FDC site. Click Here for the All New FDC.CA Features Glossary: Yes, the FDC glossary is back online. Member Profiles: […]

George Brown Stage Combat Week 8

Assisting Fight Master Simon Fon First Year Group 1: Monday, 9 March 2009 2-5pm Group 2: Wednesday, 11 March 2009 2-5pm Warm Up Knife Fighting Grips: Heaven (hammer), Earth (ice-pick) Attack lines 1-12 Defanging the Snake Second Year Group 1: Wednesday 11 March 2009 9-11am Group 2: Wednesday 11 March 2009 11-1pm Quarterstaff: Review choreography […]

George Brown Stage Combat Week 7

Assisting Fight Master Simon Fon First Year Group 1: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 2-5pm Group 2: Wednesday, 4 March 2009 2-5pm Plyometric Workout Movie Fight Analysis Second Year Group 1: Wednesday 4 March 2009 9-11am Group 2: Wednesday 4 March 2009 11-1pm Sword Review choreography New parries: High 7, Low 3 Change-Beat Bind from quillion […]

Vampire Cowboys on Stage

Dear gods of stage combat, please grant me the means to see this show: Soul Samurai is the joint work of Ma-Yi Theater Company, which is devoted to “develop[ing] new plays and performance works that essay Asian American experiences,” and Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company, which tends “towards the creation and production of new works of […]