Geoffrey Kent is a fight director, actor, stage combat teacher and director based out of Denver, Colorado.
Geoffrey is currently the President of the Society of American Fight Directors, the largest organization of stage combatants in the world. He is the resident fight director for the Denver Center Theatre Company and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the stage combat instructor for the National Theatre Conservatory and the University of Denver. When not staging violence, Geoffrey works as an actor and director along the front range.
Geoff's current project is fight directing and playing Lodovico in "Othello" at the Denver Center Theatre Company. This summer he returns for his 8th season to play Edmund in "King Lear," Grumio in "The Taming of the Shrew," and Simon Stinson on "Our Town," as well as fight direction for the season.
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Ends 12/11/10 (No Class 11/27/10)
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Hamlet: What's his weapon?
Osric: Rapier & Dagger
Hamlet: That's two weapons but well...
There are several Society of American Fight Director's Skills Proficiency Tests coming up this Winter. A Single Sword SPT for the University of Denver and an Unarmed SPT for the Denver Center Theatre Academy. In conjunction with those SPT's, I will also be offering some Skills Proficiency Renewal classes in Unarmed and Single Sword this March.
What a fast week this has been. SantaLand opened on Friday, December 4th and I am already almost halfway through the run. Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company decided today to add two shows so I wanted to spread the word. The run has only a few seats left!
Unarmed Stage Combat Class
Denver Center Theatre Academy
When: Saturdays 9am-12pm
Start: Jan 23, 2010
End: March 27, 2010
Length: 10 weeks
Instructor: Geoffrey Kent
Cost: $225 (+$35 optional SAFD skills proficiency test fee)
In December of 2008, while in rehearsal for "The SantaLand Diaries" for the Foothill Theatre in Nevada City, CA I got the call. Kent Thompson, Artistic Director of the Denver Center Theatre Company wanted me to play Ratcliffe in their upcoming production of "Richard III" directed by Jesse Berger. This was in addition to Fight Direction, a weighty task alone, with 10-17 murders or killings planned across the arc of the play.
So my agent called me in early August asking me if I wanted to audition for a Halloween commercial for Starz.
Checking the audition info, I noticed I was free for the audition AND the shoot date, something that rarely happens.
The audition was for werewolves, vampires & zombies.
Me: What should I dress for?
Agent: Vampire. Definitely Vampire.