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The "H" stands for...
H. Russ Brown is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors who has been choreographing violence for the stage for over 25 years in over 100 productions. His dynamic, inventive work has been seen all over the country from Chicago to Houston and L.A. to New York and back again.
Believing that staged violence should serve the overall story - NOT "show off" his choreography - H. Russ designs collaboratively with the entire production team of any show he works on to ensure the Director's vision of the tale is honored and that the choreography is both safe and dramatically effective.
An educator at heart, H. Russ is known for his ability to empower even the most novice combatant - highlighting their strengths through his choreography and building their basic skills sets to meet the demands of the story/character.
FIGHT DIRECTION - (representative)*:
* SAFD CERTIFIED TEACHER
The Three Musketeers - Alley Theatre
Return of Neverland - Quest Thea., Chicago
Hamlet - Trama Theatre Co., Chicago
Ruby Nelle - York Theatre, NYC
Dead Man Walking - Northwestern Opera
Romeo & Juliet - Iowa State University
Macbeth - Tyler Junior College
Run For Your Wife - Maples Repertory Theatre
Newsies - Stratord HS Players
Moon Over Buffalo - Lon Morris College
Sweeney Todd - Columbia Entertainment Co.
The Fantasticks - Lon Morris College
Oklahoma! - Lon Morris College
Jekyll & Hyde - Columbia Entertainment Co.
Julius Caesar - UW-Stevens Point
I Hate Hamlet - Nicolet College
The Pirates of Penzance - UW-Stevens Point
Aida - UW– Stevens Point
Burning The Saint - UMC Corner Playhouse
CHOREOGRAPHY / WEAPONS EXPERIENCE
Broadsword Rapier / Dagger
Bullwhip Quarterstaff / Bo Staff
Small Sword Shaolin Spear
Western Lariat Filipino Fighting Sticks
Single Sword Sword & Shield
Unarmed / Martial Arts:
Tae Chuang Do Tae Kwon Do
Wrestling Street / Ground Fighting