Stage Combat Workshop: Unarmed

An unarmed stage combat workshop meant for anyone! Directors, actors, choreographers and fight directors all will benefit from this class led by Maya Vinice Prentiss. This class is focused on basic attacks and defenses which will be put into context in a culminating scene, including punching, kicking, falling, grappling and more! Stage Combat Workshop: Unarmed emphasizes safe and effective fight techniques, all in this ONE DAY session.

DATE: Saturday, March 16

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

COST: $80

CAP: 10 students

All industry classes will take place at the Remy Bumppo Rehearsal Room: 1751 W. Grace Street, Chicago, IL 60613.
 
Registrants are required to wear a mask entering into the space for the first day of the class session. Students and instructors will have the opportunity to discuss comfort levels around masking together.

About the Instructor

Maya Vinice Prentiss (Fight and Intimacy Coordinator) is an SAFD certified actor-combatant, fight choreographer and dialect coach. Chicago performance credits include An Octoroon (Definition Theatre Company); Clyde’s, How to Catch Creation, School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play (Goodman Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes (The Story Theatre); and Eclipsed (Pegasus Theatre Company). Regional credits include School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play (TheatreSquared); As You Like It, Pride and Prejudice, Caesar (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); and Origin Story (Illinois Theatre). Film and television credits include Jade and The Chi (Showtime). Fight choreography credits include Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Definition Theatre, The Story Theatre and The Impostors Theatre. Dialect coaching credits include Goodman Theatre and The House Theatre. Prentiss has a BFA in Drama from Spelman College and an MFA in Acting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received a Jeff Award (Best Fight Choreography) for Ethiopianamerica.

Administrative Office

3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite 124
Chicago, IL 60613
773.244.8119

Performance Venue

Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Box Office: 773.975.8150

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