Tag Archives: performing

You Wish You Could Fight Like a Girl – Women in Combat

“You _____ like a girl!” The boilerplate insult of child sexism everywhere. At least, it used to be. The times they are a-changing. Finally. Sort of. Recently, I had the privilege of attending the Paddy Crean Workshop in Banff, Alberta, CA – the largest international workshop dedicated to combat for the stage and screen. The […]

Conflict is Universal: How Actors Benefit from Fighting

So you’re an actor. You delve into the strange places that character development can take you, learning odd habits and adapting them into the tiny window we get to view your character through for the brief engagement we have with them in a play or a film. It’s pretty likely that, at some point in […]