ASC - Benjamin Curns
Fight Director: Romeo and Juliet; Othello; Henry IV, Part 1
Fight direction credits include Cymbeline, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet (American Shakespeare Center); Macbeth(Roust Theatre Company, NYC; Excellent Motion Shakespeare Company,San Diego); Tyger’s Heart, King John, The Spanish Tragedy, The Maid’s Tragedy, Pericles (Mary Baldwin College MFAs); Romeo and Juliet (St. Anne’sBelfield Academy, Charlottesville, VA); Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Greenbrier Valley Theatre Young Company, WV); Othello, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, Henry IV, Part 2 (American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp);Superior Donuts (with ASC alumnus Jeremy West); Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Live Arts, Charlottesville, VA); andcollaborated with others to create fights for American Shakespeare Center’s Henry VI trilogy, Richard III, The Custom of the Country, andThe Two Noble Kinsmen.
Benjamin is a member of both the Actors' Equity Association and a recognized Actor/Combatant with the Societyof American Fight Directors. His article on actor created fight choreography, ‘Tis Pity We Open In Ten Days, was published in the Fight Master journal and was a featured presentation at the 2007 Blackfriars Conference.