J. David Brimmer

Fight Master

       

J. David Brimmer, Violence Specialist (Fight Master, SAFD) has choreographed some stuff (Broadway: Spring Awakening; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Grace; An Enemy of the People; Hands on a Hardbody; The Big Knife; Wit; Born Yesterday; A Life in the Theatre; Speed the Plow; Come Back, Little Sheba; Thérèse Raquin; Long Day's Journey into Night; NY premieres: Be More Chill; Pass Over; Fairview; Hangmen; Yen; An Octoroon; Gloria; Futurity; Punk Rock; Is God Is; Mr. Burns; Blasted; The Whipping Man; Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again; Bethany; Harper Regan; Hit the Wall; We Are Proud To Present; Ages of the Moon; Medieval Play; The American Pilot; Blackbird; Bug; Killer Joe; as well as The Red Bull Theatre’s productions of The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi and The Changelingthe Druid Theatre Company’s The Cripple of Inishmaan; and Violence Consultant for the Donmar Warehouse's productions of the all female Julius Caesar {original choreography Kate Waters} and A Streetcar Named Desire {original choreography Bret Yount} at St. Ann's Warehouse, and The Night Alive {original choreography Paul Burke} at the Atlantic Theater), worked at some wonderful venues (NY Public Theater, Metropolitan Opera, Atlantic Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, TFANA, TBTB, The Flea, Signature Theatre, MCC, The Geffen Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, ART, Yale Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Hartford Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, the Goodman Theatre, the Guthrie), taught a few places (NYU/TSOA, RADA-{Guest Instructor}, Strasberg Institute, Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, Yale), and collaborated with some great folks- writers (David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Ethan Coen, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Adam Rapp, David Adjmi, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Simon Stephens, Jez Butterworth, Aleshea Harris, Kenneth Lonergan, Conor McPherson, Alice Birch, Martin McDonagh, Tracy Letts, Suzan Lori-Parks), directors (Joe Chaikin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, JoAnne Akalaitis, Darko Tresnjak, Ethan McSweeney, Sarah Benson, Evan Cabnet, Danya Taymor, Trip Cullman, Robert Moss, Rebecca Taichman, Wilson Milam, Joe Mantello, GT Upchurch, Neil Pepe, Danielle Topol, Michael Mayer, Kathleen Turner, Lynne Meadow, Doug Hughes, Garry Hines, Joel Schumacher, Ken Russell, Franco Zeffirelli), and performers (Lucas Hedges, America Ferrera, Cynthia Nixon, William H. Macy, Andre Braugher, Laura Linney, Roslyn Ruff, Jeremy Piven, Raul Esparza, Elizabeth Moss, Chuck Cooper, F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Kathleen Chalfant, Pedro Pascal, Rumer Willis, Stephen Rea, Ciaran Hinds, Jocelyn Bioh, Gabriel Byrne, Jessica Lange, Ed Asner, Richard Thomas, Kate Mulgrew, Reed Birney, Michael Shannon, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Johnston, Lily Rabe, Zoe Kazan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nina Arianda, Jim Belushi, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Kerry Condon, Alison Pill, Zosia Mamet, Kate Burton, Jeff Daniels, Paul Rudd, Keira Knightly, and Sir Patrick Stewart). “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.” G. Fox


Skill Proficiency History

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