Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Stage Combat Class: Found Weapons, with Toby Minor, Starting January 13, 2013

Stage Combat Workshop with Toby Minor: Found Weapons

Frying Pan Toby Minor Found Weapons Fighting Austin TXThis is a four week workshop on Sunday evenings about learning how to use anything you can find in the spur of the moment as a weapon safely, in front of an audience. That could be a newspaper, a purse, a tie,... there are lots of options around. No previous experience necessary. Scene work will be adjusted to training experience. The last class will culminate in a showcase performance of fight scenes for friends and family. Ages: 12 and up. Limit 10 students.Dates: Sunday evenings from Jan 13 - Feb 3, 2013 at 7031 E. Hwy 290, just off I-35. Times: 5-7 p.m.

Cost is $100. I take credit cards, checks and cash. Please sign up ahead of time by contacting Toby at: tobywon55@gmail.com or calling (512) 909-0254.

Toby Minor Stage Combat ChoreographerToby Minor is an actor combatant, certified with the SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors) and received his B.A. training from NMSU. He also holds black belt level in BudoTaijutsu (Ninjitsu), which makes him a real-life Ninja.

Toby recently won the B Iden Payne Award for his fight choreography in Hidden Room's "Rose Rage". He has choreographed fights for various shows around town, including "Big Love" with Shrewd Productions, "Coriolanus" with Trinity Street Players, "The Three Musketeers" with Leander High School and Cedar Park High School, "Hamlet" with both Austin Shakespeare and Black Swan Productions, "True West" with DYS theatre, "I Hate Hamlet" with the Georgetown Palace Theater, and "Lear" at the Vortex (for which he was nominated for a BIP Award for outstanding fight choreography). Film Choreography credits include, among others, Haze, and Omniscience with Stage left in Chicago.

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