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Two River Theater

Pro Series: Stage Combat

Taught by Lucas Pinner

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For Ages 14-18

In the Jul 13/ 2024 Pro Series workshop, participants will be introduced to basic techniques of unarmed, hand-to-hand stage combat. Focusing on how to rehearse and perform fight sequences believably and safely, participants will learn a variety of moves such as punching, slapping, shoving, pulling hair, and falling. By the end, everyone will be able to convincingly engage in a fight, keeping the actor safe while throwing their character into danger.

In the Jul 20/ 2024 Pro Series workshop, participants will be introduced to basic techniques of armed, single sword combat. Participants will learn about the parts of a weapon and proper footwork before moving on to using a sword by attacking with cuts and defending with parries. Safety will be priority in this class, using specially-built weapons that are not sharp or pointed, so that the actors can feel comfortable learning the foundation of combat while still feeling the thrill of a staged duel.

Scholarships are available for the Pro Series workshops. Apply for scholarship here.

Meet The Instructor

Lucas Pinner

LUCAS PINNER is an actor, fight choreographer and teaching artist who graduated from Kean University with a BFA in Theatre Performance. He has worked with many theatres and schools across New Jersey; devising original work, directing, teaching improvisation, stage combat and acting techniques. For many years, Lucas taught as a STEM Teaching Artist, working with students to combine science, technology, engineering and math with the arts in order to create original costumes, sets, sound effects and props for their performances. He is thrilled to be working with Two River Theater this summer!

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