Weapons Renewals with Tooth & Claw Combat Arts
September - October 2021
It's been a delight assisting Casey Kaleba (SAFD Certified Teacher) again with his Single Sword class through Round House Theatre—I'd missed that element of training and teaching. Renewing my own certifications in Single Sword and Rapier & Dagger (with Recommendation!) was a nice perk, too!
VIXENS EN GARDE on Tour Again!
August - October 2021
I had the enormous delight to tour with the Vixens En Garde again this late-Summer into Fall, back in the bodice with blade in hand. After wondering last year if the renaissance faire circuit would shutter completely due to the pandemic, it felt incredible to bring laughter and swordplay to life again!
The cast of the eight-play SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORIES project is spending Summer 2021 transitioning our work into the fun and fascinating medium of episodic audio plays, before Brave Spirits Theatre shutters for good. Making this change has been both challenging and delightful, and I'm having a marvelous time bringing the Earl of Warwick, and the oiliest Buckingham, to full vocal life!
...And then COVID happened.
As you are well aware, we are currently neck-deep in a global pandemic, and all theatre has closed up shop since March 2020. Here's hoping you and yours are safe and well, and to finding fun, inventive, adventuresome ways of pursuing our art until we can congregate in person again!
Unfortunately, Brave Spirits Theatre has been a casualty of COVID-19—the company has shuttered for good. The New York Times did a beautiful piece about the HISTORIES project and the hopes we held, and I remain grateful for all the joy and truth we found. Do give it a read.