Sword Fighting Workshop for Beginners

With Terry Smith and James Campanella

Date and Time: To be announced

Full workshops coming soon:

StageCoach Theatre Company is proud to announce its sword fighting workshops for beginners. Trained by the SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors), Terry Smith and James Campanella will teach you how to safely engage in armed stage combat. Each class will consist of 1.5 hours of drills and exercises as you pair up with fellow classmates.

This sword fighting workshop will cover the fundamental techniques used in armed combat for the stage. This course will also explore the acting, directing and choreography aspects of stage combat. This course requires physical exertion similar to that of an exercise program. Students should discuss any physical limitations with the instructor prior to beginning the workshop.

Note: Classes run on the grounds outside our office. Rain dates are included in case a class is cancelled because of rain.

Call or email now to reserve your seat at the workshop.

(571) 477-9444 or [email protected]

James Campanella (Writer/Director) came to the Northern Virginia area in 1987 and began his work in theater as an actor with The Blue Ridge Alliance for the Performing Arts. He quickly extended his talents into the technical side of performances and has gone on to undertake every tech position available. He attended stage combat classes and is certified by the SAFD. His directing credits include Ruddigore, You Can’t Take it With You, Guys and Dolls, Ten Little Indians, and LeDroit’s Home Team. His performing credits include Arsenic and Old Lace, 1776, and the Washington Opera’s production of Tristan und Isolde. His stage combat background has led him to teach at The West Virginia Thespian Conference and at Patrick Henry College and to choreograph for performances at the Maryland Renaissance Fair, for Much Ado About Nothing, and for Guys and Dolls.