Ever wonder how stage and movie fights look so real? Well YOU can learn all the tricks at Parkway Playhouse Junior this summer!


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.

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Parkway Playhouse, located in the Appalachian town of Burnsville, NC, is a haven of theatre talent. While people come to the mountains to get away, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect. Likewise, we are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, and, foremost, storytelling. By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining. Together we reimagine the world in every live performance, creating dynamic conversations that last far beyond the curtain call. This blog is will feature stories, helpful information, insight and features about the performances.

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