Ian Claar (They/Them/Theirs)

Advanced Actor/Combatant

Ian Claar is a lighting designer and staged violence artist and has been invovled in the performing arts for 15 years. He has studied the art of staged violence since 2013, and continues to train, choreograph, and educate. Ian is the Managing Director of The Noble Blades stage combat troupe, based in Herndon, Virginia. He has a degree in Design and Technical Theatre from Christopher Newport University and is a current Actor/Combatant with the SAFD.

Production Fight Direction credits include Matilda (Levine Music Theatre), The Game's Afoot  (Reston Players), She Kills Monsters (DC International School), Or, (Theatre Prometheus), Dracula (Edison Drama), Superior Donuts [WATCH Award] (Reston Players), The Addams Family Musical (Rock Ridge Performing Arts), The Three Musketeers (Wakefield School), The Lion King, Jr. (Encore Stage & Studio), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Reston Players).


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

The Stage Combat Workshop at LA Tech 2021

Apr 16, 2022 Single Sword Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Silver Spring SPRs

Mar 13, 2022 Broadsword and Shield Silver Spring, Maryland Recommended Pass
Mar 13, 2022 Rapier and Dagger Silver Spring, Maryland Basic Pass

Round House Theatre

Feb 14, 2022 Broadsword and Shield Silver Spring, Maryland Basic Pass
Aug 13, 2018 Small Sword Washington, District of Columbia Recommended Pass

The Noble Blades Unarmed SPT

Nov 20, 2021 Unarmed Herndon, Virginia Basic Pass

2021 National Stage Combat Workshop

Aug 6, 2021 Broadsword and Shield Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Quarterstaff Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Rapier and Dagger Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Unarmed Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Broadsword Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Small Sword Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Knife Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

NSCW 2021 Firearms Certification

Jul 24, 2021 Firearm Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Tourist Trap 2019

Feb 17, 2019 Single Sword Orlando, Florida Basic Pass
Feb 17, 2019 Broadsword Orlando, Florida Basic Pass

SAFD Theatrical Firearms Safety Course

Jan 6, 2019 Firearm Silver Spring, Maryland Recommended Pass

Tourist Trap 2018

Feb 25, 2018 Rapier and Dagger Orlando, Florida Basic Pass
Feb 25, 2018 Unarmed Orlando, Florida Basic Pass

SPT at Christopher Newport University

Apr 24, 2016 Single Sword Newport News, Virginia Basic Pass
Apr 24, 2016 Unarmed Newport News, Virginia Basic Pass
Apr 24, 2016 Broadsword Newport News, Virginia Basic Pass

Christopher Newport University

Apr 26, 2015 Rapier and Dagger Newport News, Virginia Basic Pass
Apr 26, 2015 Unarmed Newport News, Virginia Basic Pass