RIOT ACT, Inc.’s

Stage Combat

Taught by Michael J Johnson

Riot Act Inc. is thrilled to announce Stage Combat Class.  Taught by professional fight director Michael J. Johnson, the class will include stage combat training. Tuition is $50 per person.  Class will be Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 from 12pm to 5:30pm at Dancers’ Workshop Studio 1.  Register on Riot Act’s website or call 307-203-9067.

Stage combat is the theatrical representation of violence performed during the course of a live performance that focuses on safety and repetition.  This class will focus on unarmed combat.  Just as a ballet dancer must first learn a tondu or plié before they can perform the Nutcracker an actor too must first learn the basics before they can pick up a sword and play Romeo.  Unarmed stage combat teaches these basics, such as partnering, timing, communication, distance, and safety.  The curriculum will consist of safe, yet theatrically viable slaps, punches, kicks, falls, sweeps, throws, rolls, and take downs.

The class is offered at a low price of just $50 per person.  We must have a minimum of 8 students to run this workshop, so get your friends to sign up with you!  No prior experience required. (Teens and adults only please.)

Teaching the class will be Michael J. Johnson, SAFD Fight Director and Certified Teacher. Dueling Arts International Master Teacher and Senior Fight Director. Michael has been a professional actor, director and fight director for umpteen million years, working at several Regional Theatres, including Off Square and Riot Act, Inc.. He has taught at various regional stage combat workshops and at several universities and acting conservatories around the country, including his alma mater – UNC School of the Arts. The fifth-fourth partner of the six full partners of Fights 4, (Your head will explode if you think about that too long) a stage combat group in NYC.  He currently teaches Stage Combat at Boston University’s School of Theatre.

Take our class in the afternoon and still have time to enjoy fun winter activities in the morning. We can also arrange gift certificates to the class, if you’d like to purchase it for someone for a Christmas gift.  Sign up for the class today at

Registration Form – MJ Stage Combat Registration Form

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