J. David Brimmer (Other)

Fight Master, Fight Director, Certified Teacher


J. David Brimmer, Violence Specialist (Fight Master, SAFD, Obie Award, Sustained Excellence in Fight Direction, 2023) has choreographed some stuff (Broadway: Pass Over; Spring Awakening; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; American Buffalo; Hangmen; Grace; An Enemy of the People; Be More Chill; 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: Wet Brain, Tambo and Bones; Fairview; Downstate; Yen; An Octoroon; Gloria; Futurity; Punk Rock; Is God Is; Mr. Burns; Blasted; Bethany; Harper Regan; Hit the Wall; We Are Proud To Present; Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.; american (tele)visions; 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, The Changeling, and The Inspector Generalthe 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, Soho Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, TFANA, TBTB, Intar Theater, New York Theater Workshop, The Flea, Signature Theatre, MCC, Playwrights Horizons, The Geffen Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, North Shore Music Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, ART, Yale Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Hartford Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, the Goodman Theatre, the Old Globe, the Guthrie), taught a few places (NYU/TSOA, RADA-{Guest Instructor}, Strasberg Institute, Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, Terry Knickerbocker Studio, Yale), and collaborated with some great folks- writers (Martin McDonagh, Sam Shepard, Caryl Churchill, Ethan Coen, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Adam Rapp, David Adjmi, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Simon Stephens, Antoinette Nwandu, Jez Butterworth, Aleshea Harris, David Mamet, Kenneth Lonergan, Conor McPherson, Alice Birch, Tracy Letts, Suzan Lori-Parks), directors (Joe Chaikin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, JoAnne Akalaitis, Darko Tresnjak, Everett Quinton, Ethan McSweeney, Sarah Benson, Evan Cabnet, Danya Taymor, Trip Cullman, Robert Moss, Rebecca Taichman, Wilson Milam, Joe Mantello, GT Upchurch, Neil Pepe, Danielle Topol, Rubén Polendo, Michael Mayer, Kathleen Turner, Lynne Meadow, Doug Hughes, Garry Hines, Joel Schumacher, Ken Russell, Franco Zeffirelli), and performers (Darren Criss, Lucas Hedges, America Ferrera, Cynthia Nixon, William H. Macy, Andre Braugher, Laura Linney, Roslyn Ruff, Jeremy Piven, Val Kilmer, Raul Esparza, Elizabeth Moss, Chuck Cooper, F. Murray Abraham, Marsha Mason, Keith Carradine, Kathleen Chalfant, Pedro Pascal, Rumer Willis, Stephen Rea, Ciaran Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, Jocelyn Bioh, Gabriel Byrne, Jessica Lange, Ed Asner, Dianne Wiest, Richard Thomas, Kate Mulgrew, Reed Birney, Michael Shannon, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Johnston, Lily Rabe, Zoe Kazan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nina Arianda, Jim Belushi, Patrick Page, Michael Urie, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Kerry Condon, Alison Pill, Zosia Mamet, Kate Burton, Jeff Daniels, Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne, 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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