Austin Shakespeare's Stage Combat Class with Fight Choreographer Toby Minor Begins Today
Austin Shakespeare presents a new stage combat class taught by Toby Minor, professional fight choreographer. The 5-week class (which includes a final class showcase for family and friends) is held on Mondays, beginning today, August 19. It continues the 26th and runs through September 9, 16 & 23 (no class on Labor Day). All experience levels accepted, ages 12 and up.
Toby 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.
Classes will be held at Waller Creek School Auditorium at 41st St. and Red River. Enrollment is now being accepted and tuition is $199 per student. For more information and to enroll, contact email@example.com.
ABOUT AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE: Continuing its 30 years of free Shakespeare at Austin's Zilker Hillside Theatre, Austin Shakespeare also annually produces shows at The Long Center for the Performing Arts Rollins Studio Theatre, and their Young Shakespeare Company performs at Richard Garriott's Curtain Theater, an outdoor replica of an Elizabethan theater. Austin Shakespeare's ongoing "Shakespeare Aloud" reading group sessions invite new participates weekly. Austin Shakespeare's education program 20/20 sends professional actors into the schools to encourage love of language. This fall Austin Shakespeare will present its first Off-Bway show in NYC Ayn Rand's Anthem a new play adapted by Jeff Britting and originally presented at the Long Center.