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; Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play; Blasted; The Whipping Man; Bethany; Harper Regan; Hit the Wall; Reasons to be Happy; Apt 3C; 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, Adam Rapp, David Adjmi, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Simon Stephens, Jez Butterworth, Kenneth Lonergan, Conor McPherson, Martin McDonagh, Tracy Letts, Suzan Lori-Parks), directors (Joe Chaikin, JoAnne Akalaitis, Darko Tresnjak, Ethan McSweeney, Sarah Benson, Evan Cabnet, Trip Cullman, Robert Moss, Wilson Milam, Joe Mantello, Neil Pepe, 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, Jeremy Piven, Raul Esparza, Elizabeth Moss, F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Kathleen Chalfant, Rumer Willis, Stephen Rea, Ciaran Hinds, 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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