October 13, 2010

Media Advisory -- Stage Combat Demonstration

Attention all swashbucklers! The Department of Theater at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites reporters, photographers and camera crews to a special demonstration of stage combat techniques, with a special emphasis on the broadsword. The demonstration is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the McLeod Theater in the Communications Building. The demonstration features techniques taught by Richard Raether, a Fight Master/Fight Director/Certified Teacher affiliated with The Society of American Fight Directors. Raether led an intensive stage combat workshop as part of the preparation for the upcoming production of Macbeth, to be presented this April. For more information, contact J. Thomas Kidd at 618/453-5741 or tkidd@siu.edu.