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Quarterstaff SAFD Skills Test Workshop July 23-30

25 Jun , 2018  

Professor Chris DuVal is hosting a Quarterstaff SAFD Skills Test Workshop at the University of Utah July 23-30, 2018.

This workshop will include training and testing in Quarterstaff, one of the primary weapon disciplines offered by the SAFD and DAI. Over 30 contact hours with the weapon will be offered, in addition to opportunities to study other weapon styles (TBD).

Reserve your space by contacting Professor Chris DuVal at c.duval@utah.edu.

Dates: July 23 – July 30
Cost: $450
Instructor: DC Wright


About D.C. Wright

D.C. Wright has been teaching, performing, and directing staged violence since 1994. D.C. became a Certified Teacher of Stage Combat with the Society of American Fight Directors in 1998 and was recognized as a Full Instructor by Dueling Arts International the same year. 

D.C. is very active in teaching at national, regional, and local stage combat workshops all over the country with the SAFD and DAI. He currently coordinates the Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop, and is the coordinator in charge of the Associate Instructor Program for the Winter Wonderland Workshop, the largest stage combat workshop in the country. D.C. has been teaching every year at the DAI Stage Combat Teacher Training Workshop, which has been hosted at his school for the last six years.

D.C. is also busy as a Fight Director around the country, having directed the violence for Syracuse Stage’s production of The Three Musketeers and Noises Off. He has directed violence for Arkansas Rep’s productions of Spamalot, Peter and the Starcatcher, Wait Until Dark, The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare: Abridged, Treasure Island, Death of a Salesman, To Kill a Mockingbird, Henry V, Hamlet, both Les Miserables, Moonlight and Magnolias, Of Mice and Men, and Romeo and Juliet. He has directed fights for Peter and the Starcatcher, One Man, Two Guv’nors and Hamlet at Theatre Squared in Fayetteville. Romeo and Juliet, Winters Tale, Titus Andronicus, Taming of the Shrew, The Complete Works of Shakespeare: Abridged, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Henry VIII and others for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, as well as the Off-Broadway production of The Blowin of Baile Gall.

D.C. has worked on several commercials and film projects, most notably…And They Fight, a 23-hour six volume stage combat instructional series produced by Dueling Arts International covering all major weapon styles, in which D.C. is a primary demonstrator.

D.C. Wright is recognized as a Certified Teacher of Stage Combat and a Theatrical Firearms Safety Instructor by the Society of American Fight Directors, and as a Master Instructor by Dueling Arts International., D.C. teaches Movement and Stage Combat at Western Illinois University.


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