Fight Choreography for Moonlight and Magnolias

The Brown County Playhouse staged a production of the comedy Moonlight and Magnolias and I got the chance to choreograph a three-person comedic slap fight for the production. The choreography itself was a bit challenging due to the physical constraints of the older actors. Once I familiarized myself with what each actor was comfortable with, I tailored the choreography to the specific actor. The most dramatic move of the fight was a powerful slap which caused one character to fall back onto the sofa in a daze. We carefully worked out a way to safely have the actor fall back while effectively telling the story of the fight in an exciting way. Besides being tons of fun, it was the first time I had gotten paid to choreograph a fight for a professional production. I hope it will be the first of many fight choreography gigs.

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