Current Students

Stage Combat Workshop April 27-May 5

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Jake Guin

The JSU Drama Department and the School of Arts and Humanities is proud to sponsor a special stage combat certification workshop in unarmed (hand-to-hand) combat for film and stage. Participants who log the full required hours and pass the official SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors) test will be certified as actor combatants in unarmed fighting. For more information about SAFD, visit https://www.safd.orgThis Stage Combat Workshop will be led and taught by special Guest Artist and Certified Stage Combat Instructor Jake Guinn.

Jake Guinn
Jake Guinn is an Atlanta based Action Director, Playwright, and Movement Artist. He is a Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the high action Havoc Movement Company. Jake is a second-generation Fight Director following in the footsteps of his father and mentor. He currently serves as the resident Fight Director and Safety Coordinator at Serenbe Playhouse. His other selected credits include Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes, TruTV’s Fake/Off, Synchronicity Theatre, the Woodruff Arts Center, Actor's Theatre Louisville, Florida Repertory Theatre, Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Playhouse, Folding Chair Theatre, Southern Arkansas University, Louisiana Tech University, and The Seedling Project of Atlanta.

Important Workshop Information
Spaces are open and available to any who wish to participate, be they JSU students, alumni, faculty, or staff, or local community members. However, space is extremely limited, and will essentially be “first come, first served,” so be sure to first register AND then pay your required fee as soon as possible. Your spot will not be officially reserved until payment is received. And know that these workshops will be physically taxing, so be sure to come healthy and prepared for an intense workout!

JSU Drama Students Fee - $50.00
All Non-JSU Drama Students Fee - $100.00
Payment will be due by April 22nd. You will be contacted after registration with full payment details.

Workshop Location
This Stage combat Workshop will be held on the JSU Campus at Stephenson Hall in the Gymnasium (Room 156).

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please feel free to email Dr. Michael Boynton