If your fight makes the choreographer look good,
not your actors, who needs it?

Dan Renkin AKA
The Fight Guys

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Coming Soon: Romulus Linney New Jersey Premiere!

written by Romulus Linney
directed by SuzAnne Barabas


John FitzGibbon*
David Volin*

fight direction by Dan Renkin

set design by Jessica Parks
lighting design by Jill Nagle
sound design by Merek Royce Press
costume design by Patricia E. Doherty
Rose Riccardi*, Stage Manager
Randy Lee Hartwig, Technical Director

*members of Actors Equity Association

Previews August 25, 2005 at 2pm and 8pm, August 26, 2005 at 8pm
Opens August 27, 2005 at 8 pm
Runs through October 2, 2005, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Call 732-229-3166 or order tickets online

Dan Renkin

DAN RENKIN (Fight Director) works widely as both actor and fight director/stunt coordinator.

For film and television he has worked as for As the World Turns, See You In September, Asylum Seekers and a variety of independent films.

For stage he was an assistant to B.H. Barry on Broadway's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, as well as off–Broadway on EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL and A STONE CARVER with Dan Lauria. He has fought in CARMEN and OTELLO for the Metropolitan Opera, where he also coached or fight–captained Principal Singers, and has staged or coached character-driven fights waged with everything from wheelchairs to axe handles to broadswords for Babel Theatre Project, Penguin Rep, Abingdon Theatre, Shakespeare-on-the-Hudson, New Jersey Rep, Blunt Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, WORKSproductions, Storm Theatre, JLM Productions, St. Ann's School, The New Acting Company, and MaskWork Unlimited. He is on the faculty of the New York Film Academy, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Renaissance Theatre Academy and Circle in the Square Theatre School, where he is also an alum and has taught since 1997. He has been a guest instructor for John Jay College, Greenwich Youth Theatre, CAP21, Center School and The New School, and is a Master Class instructor with Broadway Classroom.

An experienced teacher, Dan gives special attention to not simply staging a fight that reflects story and character considerations, but as importantly, building the fight in ways that allow actors to feel comfortable with the technical aspects of the choreography, and safely able to bring their own set of acting skills to the work; quickly conceiving of the fight as an organic extension of the rest of their performance rather than something separate.

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