#21 Working With Older Fighters

#21 Working With Older Fighters

Today I want to talk about something I never learned in a stage combat workshop or a college theatre class. In fact, it took over twenty years for me to really understand it. What is this mystery topic? Working with fighters who are middle-aged or older. Now that I’m a few months shy of 50, I have a whole different perspective on this issue compared to when I was twenty.

So pull up a chair, whippersnapper: let me tell you a story.

In this episode I give you seven tips for working with older actors who fight, some suggestions on how to help them become better fighters, and tips for how to tailor your choreography for older characters who are still fighting…after all: there’s a reason that a fighting character would survive to old age!

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