Dale Girard - SAFD Fight Master
Dale is an award winning Fight Director and author of the stage combat manual Actors On Guard. He is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo/Hopkido, a SAG-AFTRA stunt coordinator, member of the North Carolina Stuntmen’s Association and one of only eighteen SAFD recognized Fight Masters. Credits include the Metropolitan Opera, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Opera Carolina, Piedmont Opera, Pioneer Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre, Triad Stage, and Chautauqua Opera. Film credits include “Eyeborgs,” “The Key Man,” “Shifting Gears” and the critically acclaimed “Junebug.” Based in North Carolina, Dale serves as Director of Stage Combat Studies for UNC School of the Arts. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0320646/
Michael Anderson - SAFD Certified Teacher
From the international and cross-cultural classical combat arts to ad hoc and at-hand weapons of opportunity, Michael J. Anderson has a command of the high-energy art of realistic stage violence. With the utmost concern for safety and respect, Anderson has spent decades dissecting the broad skills and exploring the subtle nuances that breath passion into dramaturgy. Anderson constructs his action on a strong anatomical analysis of both the human body and the body of work of the theatre, building a conversation of movement that expresses to an audience the visceral actions that emerge when words fail. Choreographer, instructor, stuntman. Co-founder EnGarde! Unlimited. 1995 Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors.
Jayme Green - SAFD Certified Teacher
Jayme C Green is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT, and Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. Jayme has been involved in numerous productions locally and throughout the region as an actor, director, writer, fight choreographer, stunt performer, designer and instructor. Production credits include Rock of Ages, Cymbeline, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Noises Off!, Stupid F@#king Bird, The Graduate ,and The 39 Steps. He is a creator of many art forms and incorporates that interdisciplinary concept to all endeavors, including his original short film Little Red Firetruck and original one-person show soon to be debuted, Blank Slate. Jayme is also a man of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by his mystery. And is also an accomplished parallel parker.
Mary Karcz - Stunt Performer
Mary Karcz has been lit on fire over 150 times and rappelled face-first down the side of a hundred foot tall building… but when she's not tackling someone 100 pounds heavier than herself, you'll find her sharpening her wit through improvisation or sketch comedy. Nicknamed “Queen Mary” by martial arts legend “Judo” Gene LeBell, she is a quick-witted, adventure-seeking thespian and athlete. Mary trained in courses at the Guthrie Theater and is a graduate of the Conservatory Program at Second City Hollywood. She enjoys playing a wide range of characters in both comedic and dramatic roles. Member of SAG-AFTRA, The Television Academy and Taurus World Stunt Awards. She performed in Terminator 2:3D at Universal Studios Hollywood and The Great Diamond Heist at Kingdoms of Discovery in China. Recent credits include Grimm, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, and Angie Tribeca.