Ian Bond (He/Him/His)

Ian is a Seattle based actor, teacher, intimacy director and fight director (SDC). In Seattle, Ian has fight directed for the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Rep, Sound Theatre, ACT Theatre, Taproot Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, The Shattered Glass Project, Seattle Pacific University, University of Washington Undergraduate Theatre Society, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Washington Ensemble Theatre, and Kent-Meridian High School. He has performed all over Seattle and taught with Seattle University, Filament: A Collaboration Lab, Taproot Theatre, Woodinville High School, and Lakeside School.

He has a BA in Theatre from Davidson College where he had the privilege of working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. After college he spent three years as a Resident Ensemble Member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company where he played roles such as Romeo, Hamlet, and Mr. Darcy, taught students about acting with heightened text, and performed many fights directed by FM Drew Fracher. He has had the good fortune to train seriously in Seattle with FM Geof Alm.

Ian's storytelling also extends to other mediums. He is a Motion Capture Artist with SuckerPunch Productions (The Ghost of Tsushima) and a professional Game Master teaching kids (and adults) how to communicate, share, and tell stories together through the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons. In 2021, he cofounded PNW Theatrical Intimacy, a regional collective of intimacy professionals. He is currently finishing an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College focusing on high risk elements of theatre. When not fighting, he is often found playing board games, rock climbing, and trying to create more equitable spaces for humans to create together. Check out his work at www.ianbond.org!  

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

SPRs Philadelphia Stage Combat Workshop 2021

Nov 12, 2021 Small Sword Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Basic Pass
Nov 12, 2021 Unarmed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Recommended Pass

R&D in Seattle-Recert

Oct 7, 2021 Rapier and Dagger Seattle, Washington Recommended Pass

Freehold 2020 cont

Oct 26, 2020 Quarterstaff Seattle, Washington Recommended Pass

Freehold Spring Sword and Sheild

Mar 28, 2020 Broadsword and Shield Seattle, Washington Basic Pass

Freehold 2019/20

Jan 27, 2020 Single Sword Seattle, Washington Basic Pass
Jan 27, 2020 Knife Seattle, Washington Recommended Pass

MACE Firearms Intensive

Jan 8, 2020 Firearm Rosemont, Illinois Recommended Pass

Freehold 2019

Aug 26, 2019 Rapier and Dagger Seattle , Washington Basic Pass
Aug 26, 2019 Unarmed Seattle , Washington Basic Pass
Aug 26, 2019 Broadsword Seattle , Washington Basic Pass

Freehod 2018

May 6, 2018 Quarterstaff Seattle, Washington Recommended Pass

Freehold Theatre/Lab

Dec 10, 2017 Small Sword Seattle, Washington Recommended Pass

Freehold 2017

Apr 22, 2017 Broadsword and Shield Seattle, Washington Recommended Pass