Stage combat workshop photos

Wayne State University MFA  actors learned to choreograph and execute fights without injury during an intense two-week stage combat workshop. Guest artist, Jay Burckhardt of Chicago’s The Fight Factory was brought in by the department to give the actors a unique opportunity to participate in a rigorous intensive that allowed them to explore a variety of fight styles, forms and techniques that regularly appear on the stage. Below is a series of photos from the workshop that capture the final performance of fights the MFA actors choreographed in pairs, drawing from what they learned in the workshop.

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