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Paul
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Theatrical Stage Combat and Acting

Hello! I am a Teacher of Theater and Stage Combat. I am a Certified Teacher by the Society of American Fight Directors. I hold a BFA in Acting and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts with an emphasis on Stage Combat and Movement. I have taught on all levels of age and experience and have my own professional background as an Actor/Combatant and Fight Choreographer. I am interested in the safety techniques and movement aspects of theatrical swordplay. I am an organic teacher and look for an exchange of energy between partners in a dynamic moment. Integrity, respect and safety are the hallmarks of my art practice.

I teach acting. Lessons are available for the following levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced
I give lessons in person at the student's home.

Paul's Experience

I've been teaching for years.
My students perform in class and professionally in the Theater and Film.

Paul's resume

Paul Ray
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Cross-trained background in fast paced creative and educational environments. Passionate cultural and community outreach developer.
Master communicator. Interdisciplinary Artist.
Education
Society of American Fight Directors & UNCSA CTW in Stage Combat SAFD, 2016 Goddard College MFA Interdisciplinary Arts and Stage Combat, 2014 Cornish College of the Arts BFA Professional Acting Conservatory, 1997
Training / Skills
Current 3-Year Certification Skills Proficiency in Eight Weapons /
SAFD Advanced Actor Combatant / Northwest Regional Representative for SAFD / Forklift Proficiency / Local 15 Stage Hand, Casual Affiliation
Combat Choreography & Acting Roles for Stage & Film
2016 Stage 2015 Stage Stage 2014 Stage
Stage
Stage 2013 Film
Stage Stage Stage
Stage 2011 Film Film
Stage 2010 Stage 2009 Stage
LIVE! Last Night of My Life Noises Off, TexArkana,
Black Flag
Henry IV, Part 1 “The Douglas”
TexArkana Waltz
Blood Countess
Worst Night to Grow a Pair The Illusion
Disco Pigs
The Creation of the World, & Other Business
At Home at the Zoo
Star Trek: Phoenix Butcher’s Story
Edmond
Elektra “Palace Guard” Troilus and Cressida
Shoreline Community College Shoreline Community College Jet City Improv
Colorado Shakespeare Festival Dir. Carolyn Howarth
Fight Dir. Geoffrey Kent Shoreline Community College Annex Theater
Ty Huffer
Sound Theater
Sound Theater
Theater Schmeater
Theater Schmeater Leo Roberts
Rod Tipton Balagan Theater Seattle Opera Sound Theater
Dir. Theresa Thuman
Fight Choreographer Paul Ray
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Public Workshop Facilitator / History & Instructional Arts Educator
Shoreline Community College Seattle, WA 2015 to Present
Drama Workshop Instructor/Lecturer
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Seattle Film Institute 2015 to Present
Substitute Teacher, Unarmed Stage Combat
Instruct on the relevancy of professional film unarmed stage combat. Instruct on and demonstrate various acting and combat techniques and their application in practice, es- pecially as outlined by the Society of American Fight Directors.
University of Washington September 2013 to Present
Assistant Teacher, Stage Combat
Assist Fight Master with Master Level students. Instruct and demonstrate various acting and combat techniques and their application in practice. Assist in choreography and ad- vanced SAFD testing of students, demonstrate technique and SAFD processes; assist with SAFD testing.
The Seattle Underground Tour March 2005 to July 2009
Tour Guide
Interact with the public on a daily basis leading groups up to 45 people into the Seattle Underground - relaying detailed information and history on old Seattle.
Cornish College of the Arts February 2001 to Present
Substitute Teacher, Stage Combat
Instruct on the history and relevancy of professional stage combat. Instruct and demon- strate various acting and combat techniques and their application in practice, especially as outlined by the Society of American Fight Directors.
Seattle Area High School February 2001 to Present
Drama Workshop Instructor/Lecturer
Create and present movement workshops to various drama students, including: basic combat, movement, acting techniques.
High School Drama Workshops February 2001 to Present
Drama Workshop Instructor/Lecturer
Create/present workshops to drama students, including: basic combat, movement, acting techniques.
xpand physical choices of the actor utilizing warm-up, contact improvisation, and un-
armed fight choreography. Explore physical skills of partnering in the Stage Combat mo-
ment within a scene using standardized, professional methodologies and safety protocols;
focus on keeping partners safe and mindful in a choreographed scene.
2
Hands-On & Production
Meany Hall, University of Washington Mar 2005 to Present
Set Carpenter/Stage Hand
Loaded in/loaded out touring shows, hung and focused lights, adjusted arbor weight for fly system, provided back stage support during shows.
The Production Network February 2004 to Present
Warehouse and Production Technician, Driver
Loaded/unloaded set elements for delivery and installation; operated 25’ freightliners; operated forklift; drove and loaded/unloaded trucks; QC.
Northwest Flower and Garden Show
Event Production Support Salmon Bay Exhibits
Garden design; construction; forklift operation.
Publications
The Evolution of the Core Four: MFA Portfolio Thesis Societies
Society of American Fight Directors
The Free and Accepted Masons of Washington State
February 2005 to February 2010
September 2014
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