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Intro to Staged Combat Workshop

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Instructor: Ashley H. White

In this workshop, we will cover the basics of staged violence and develop a toolkit for use when staging (and improvising) future scenes. Moves covered will include slaps, punches, chokes and shoves. The class will conclude with tips and tricks to falling and fighting safely, ending with a fun sequence that can be added to your tool belt for a quick and believable moment of violence onstage. Due to the nature of a physical class, this workshop will move at the pace of the students.

Ashley H. White is an award-winning director, fight & intimacy director, and teaching artist, with over fifteen years of professional theatre experience.

She is the Founder and President of SCDallas (est 2012), Dallas’ only open resource for Stage Combat & Movement Instruction. SCDallas has over 600 members, is host to an annual Regional Workshop (The Lonestar Smash), and mounts regularly scheduled “Fight Nights” and workshops. Through the Society of American Fight Directors, she is certified as an Advanced Actor Combatant, with recommendation in seven weapon disciplines.

She is the Artistic Director of the award-winning IMPRINT theatreworks, coined “Dallas’ Hottest New Theatre Company” by Broadway World. She also works as a freelance director around DFW.

As a fight & intimacy director, she works all over, most recently choreographing the fights for Angels In America Part II: Perestroika by Tony Kushner at Uptown Players and intimacy for In The Next Room (Or the Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl at IMPRINT Theatreworks.

Ashley has been recognized for her work, most recently being featured on year-end best of 2018 lists for TheaterJones, Culture Map, and The Dallas Voice. She was awarded three outstanding direction awards alongside one special citation award for outstanding fight & intimacy direction from the 2018 DFW Theater Critics forum. She also won a special recognition 2018 column award for Outstanding Fight & Intimacy Direction.

Learn more at www.ashleyhwhite.com.


February 23
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Stomping Ground Comedy Theater
1350 Manufacturing St #109
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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