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The University of Toronto at Scarborough

Alumni Theatre Company

Stage Combat Workshop

featuring Daniel Levinson of Rapier Wit

for interested U of T Scarborough alumni & students

as well as members of Althea Productions

Sunday, November 18, 2007

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

In the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre teaching lab

A reception for all participants will follow the workshop

Sponsored in part by Althea Productions

This will be an introductory level workshop in basic unarmed combat techniques. The focus is on developing safe and powerful actions that give the illusion of combat. Be prepared to get physical and sweat. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and athletic footwear. You may want to bring a change of clothing (at least a clean shirt!) for the reception following. Come prepared to participate actively and have fun!

Admission is free but advance registration required. U of T students - RSVP on the Intranet. Just click on Althea Stage Combat Workshop. Alumni - RSVP by mail at [removed] or phone 416-287-7115. To get to the Leigha Lee Browne teaching lab, enter via the backstage entrance on the 2nd floor at the end of the S wing. Follow the signs up the stairs to the teaching lab. Unfortunately, due to construction activity at UTSC, the workshop is not accessible to anyone unable to climb stairs.

Pay and display parking is available in the inner lots for a flat $5 fee. Pay at the machine located just inside the parking lot entrance (Lot A) and display the ticket on your windshield. Further parking information may be found at

Daniel Levinson is a certified Fight Director and Fight Instructor with Fight Directors Canada, and the Past President of Fight Directors Canada. His qualifications are recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors, The British Academy of Dramatic Combat, The Nordic Stage Fight Society, The New Zealand Stage Combat Society and The Society of Australian Fight Directors. Daniel is currently the Artistic Director of Rapier Wit and The Rude Mechanicals, and is resident Fight Instructor at Sheridan College and Theatre Erindale. He has performed with and/or created fights for numerous theatre companies including Factory Theatre, Equity Showcase, Canadian Stage, and The Canadian Opera Company, among many others. Rapier Wit is Canada's oldest continuous stage combat school and production company, founded by Daniel Levinson in 1991. Its goal is to promote action-motivated theatre and the art of stage combat by training actors, stunt people, directors, and stage management in the art of theatrical violence. For more information about Rapier Wit please visit

Now in its eleventh season, Althea Productions is the Alumni theatre company of the University of Toronto at Scarborough. Composed mainly of graduates of the Drama Program at Scarborough, the company is dedicated to offering the University and its greater community varied, progressive and challenging theatre.

James Hunt and Alice Bennet rehearsing for Twelfth Night (1996) (photograph by Ken Jones)

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A History of Althea's Productions

Baggage (Spring 1995)

by alumnus Connor Jones

Twelfth Night (Spring 1996)

by William Shakespeare

Crimes of the Heart (Spring 1997)

by Beth Henley

Rose-Coloured Glasses (Summer 1997)

(Summerworks Theatre Festival production)

Seen by Scene (Fall 1997)

(a history of theatre through scenes from famous plays)

House of Yes (Spring 1998)

by Wendy MacLeod

The Melville Boys (Fall 1998)

by Norm Foster

Waiting for the Parade (Spring 1999)

by John Murrell

The Importance of Being Earnest (Fall 1999)

by Oscar Wilde (Winner of an ACT-CO Thea Award at Community Theatre Festival)

The Death of Prince Hamlet (Spring 2000)

by William Shakespeare, adapted by Christos Aslanidis

Les Belles Soeurs (Fall 2000)

by Michel Tremblay, translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love (Spring 2001)

by Brad Fraser

Beyond Therapy (Spring 2002)

by Christopher Durang

The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls (Fall 2002)

by J. Brewin, L. Cherniak, A.M. MacDonald, A. Palmer & M. Ross

Covey Farm Road (Spring 2003)

by Alice Walter (Scarborough playwright, teacher and artistic director)

The Vagina Monologues (Spring 2004)

by Eve Ensler

A Phoenix Too Frequent (Fall 2004)

by Christopher Fry (40th anniversary of UTSC production)

Little Murders (Spring 2005)

by Jules Feiffer

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (Spring 2006)

by Ann-Marie MacDonald

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