Stage Combat Workshop: Illusions of Violence

This class will cover basic techniques needed to create a safe and effective fight for the stage. Students learn the basic aspects of unarmed stage combat, falling, knaps, punches, kicks, etc. Particular attention will be paid to the safeties required to perform fights as well as how to connect stage combat techniques to text, character and intention. We also may study Single Sword basics, fighting by the numbers, parries, cuts and thrusts and the anatomy of the sword. An online workshop that gets you up and on your feet practicing stage combat!

This course is taught by Joshua Waterstone.

Upcoming Sessions

10 am – 12:30 pm (PT)
Classes held on Zoom

Summer: July 10 – Get on your feet after enjoying the 4th of July!

Single Session Tuition: $40



Meet Your Instructor, Joshua Waterstone

Joshua Waterstone is an award winning director, arts producer/administrator, actor, fight choreographer, educator and ensemble theatre maker who holds an MFA in Directing for Stage and Screen. Joshua is Ensemble, Production and Education Manager of Ragged Wing Ensemble. As a teaching artist Joshua has worked with Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, California Shakespeare, San Francisco Youth Theatre, Shakespearience, LEAP and American Conservatory Theatre. Joshua is an Associate Member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers an Actor/Combatant and member of the Society of American Fight Directors and a 200 hour Classical Yoga Teacher.


Back to Browse Classes