Ever wondered how fights on stage and screen look so authentic? Well, for the first time ever, Parkway Playhouse Junior is offering a Stage Combat Intensive that will run from July 5-8. This four day program is for students aged 12-18 and will emphasize safety, technique, and how to incorporate characterization in basic stage combat. Tuition for this class is $100. Space is limited.
The workshop will be lead by Jered Shults, who has choreographed fights at Parkway Playhouse since becoming involved with Parkway Playhouse in 2014. Since then he has choreographed fights in Parkway Playhouse productions of Ghost Riders, The King and I, Treasure Island, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and will be doing so for the upcoming productions of The Ballad of Frankie Silver, West Side Story and The Great Gatsby. Jered is a graduate of Catawba College’s Theatre Arts program, and is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors, which is an international organization dedicated to safe and artistically innovative fight choreography , and its members work in film, television, and theatre.