Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop
9:00-11:00 am. August 8, 2017
@ Hanford HS in the Black Box
$15. Instructor Adam Critchlow
Adam Critchlow is an actor, stunt performer, and fight choreographer out of Los Angeles. He graduated from Hanford High School in 2000 and went on to receive a BA and an MFA in acting (from Whitworth and University of Idaho respectively). He has been studying stage combat for the last 17 years, working with the SAFD and Sword Fights Inc. in Los Angeles. As a theatre performer, he worked in various theaters around Washington and Idaho and was a company member at the Warehouse Theatre in South Carolina. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Erin, where he is faculty at Relativity School teaching acting and combat, and is lead instructor at Sword Fights Inc. You may have seen him in Thor or Transformers: Dark Side of The Moon or on the television program Fields of Valor and look for him in the upcoming Film Airplane Mode. Most recently he was the stunt double for Deadpool in Deadpool the Musical – which is also one of his favorite roles. He is excited to be back in Richland, teaching various workshops and working with the Rude Mechanicals upcoming production of MacBeth.
Unarmed stage combat is one of the most valuable skills an actor can learn. Not only does it teach specific techniques for safe physical violence; but it helps train actors to be good partners, listeners, and increases body awareness. There is hardly a play out there that doesn’t have some element of physical violence in it, from historical plays to modern plays, unarmed combat is a valuable skill to have, and hone. Whether you are new to stage combat or well versed, this workshop will help you along your way towards being the best-equipped actor in the room.
Towards the end of the two-hour workshop, some time will be devoted to answering your questions about what it’s like to be a working actor. Adam has been working in LA for nine years and would love to help you in any way he can, so come ready with questions.