Bill Gordon (pronouns not set)

Bill is a Chicago based Actor, Fighter and Fight Choreographer. He has discovered an intense passion for fight choreography and is always looking for unique ways to approach the violence he is choreographing while stressing the importance of technique and safety.  He recently spent 32 days in Sydney, Australia working at Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Theatre Company and The Sydney Opera House assisting and training with (CT) Nigel Poulton. While there he has adopted a much deeper and detailed approach to choreography, weapon systems, history, biomechanics and physical conditioning. 

SAFD Certified (With Recommendation) - Rapier and Dagger, Unarmed, Single Sword, Quarterstaff, Knife and Small Sword

SAFD Certified - Sword and Shield, Firearms. 

Experienced in:
  Longsword, Axe.

Awards: The David Boushey Founder's Award for Unarmed Combat (2019)

Choreography credits include:  Lipstock Lobotomy (Trap Door Theatre) Horse Girls (Exit 63 Productions), Love and Information (Trap Door Theatre), Wolves (Exit 63 Productions), Yippee Ki Yay: A Die Hard Christmas Musical Parody (Yippee Productions), Tango (Trapdoor Theatre) Treefall (Exit 63 Productions) Monsieur D'eon is a Woman (Trap Door Theatre) Very Still and Hard to See (Exit 63 Productions) Occidental Express (Trap Door Theatre), The Love Talker (Muse Theatre Collective), 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Muse Theatre Collective), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Trap Door Theatre), By the Sword Street fight Choreographer (Bristol Renaissance Faire), Peter Pan (Chagrin Falls Theatre), Not About Nightingales (O'Connell Theatre), Steele for Hyre (Imaginez Ensemblez). 

Fight Performance credits include: Theseus Vasilikos in Corona (Otherworld Theatre Company) Bruce McClane in Yippee Ki Yay: A Die Hard Musical Parody. Fight Captain and Various Characters in Monsieur D'eon is a Woman, Fight Ensemble and Fight Captain for Fair Maid of the West (Oak Park Festival Theatre), Jake in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton,  Gori in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Berkley Terrier/Sir Edmubd Rooke at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, Player 4 in They Fight (To the Point), Chips Poncho in Teslacon: Journey to the Center of the Earth and Teslacon: La Grande Exposition Scientifique. Butch O'Fallon in Not About Nightingales, and Rupert in Steele for Hyre.   

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

2019 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Aug 16, 2019 Rapier and Dagger Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 16, 2019 Broadsword and Shield Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 16, 2019 Unarmed Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
Aug 16, 2019 Small Sword Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
Aug 16, 2019 Knife Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Quarter Staff Test Spring 2019

Jun 9, 2019 Quarterstaff Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Donald Preston

May 18, 2019 Broadsword and Shield Brookfield, Illinois Basic Pass

Actor's Gym Rapier and Dagger Winter 2019

Mar 31, 2019 Rapier and Dagger Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 31, 2019 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Small Sword Actor's Gym June 2018

Jun 3, 2018 Small Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Spring 2018 Single Sword Test

Mar 25, 2018 Single Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Actor's Gym Fall of 2017

Dec 10, 2017 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass