Committed to exploring, interpreting
and redefining theatre through stage combat.
We believe that stage combat can be more than a technical skill or theatrical device.
It is a method of physical storytelling, under-utilized in current productions.
Stage combat demands heightened energy and focus, lending new weight and stakes
to onstage actions, and it is our mission to sustain this level of intensity through highly choreographed, rigorous productions.
CTC aims to revitalize classical and modern texts through physical conflict, and we strive
to elevate stage combat from a tool to an artistic and educational practice!
The Actor Combatants of CTC are, between them, experts in over eight accredited stage combat disciplines (and several more that aren't yet - stuff like bullwhips, frying pans, found objects and more), award winning martial artists, Tai Chi practitioners, archers, stunt performers, ren-faire veterans and international, incredible storytellers.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Omri Kadim
PRODUCING DIRECTOR Yuriy Pavlish
COMPANY MANAGER Cristina Ramos
RESIDENT FIGHT DIRECTOR Mitch McCoy
PRODUCING ARTIST Patricia Black
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Teresa Catherine
COMPANY Olivia Boren, Chris Dooly, Carter Gaylord, Thomas Hedlund, Brynn Knickle, Frankie Li, Ryan Marcone, Logan MacCoy, Daniel Napolitano, Oliver Palmer, Rivera Reese, Dylan J. Sampson, Carlotta Summers
In the near future CTC will be initiating an outreach program devoted to offering cheap or otherwise free workshop classes in unconventional disciplines (see bullwhips, frying pans, found objects above). We will also be hosting unique, gladiatorial fundraising parties (intriguing, no? stay tuned) and releasing regular videos promoting the skills of our actor combatants in short choreographed duels across NYC.
Our long term goals include finding a permanent home in New York suitable to our unique brand of storytelling (and the inevitable armory of weapons we'll need), and expanding our workshops into a full-blown educational division working closely with other theatre companies, schools and various institutions.
If you are interested in supporting us, follow us across social media and sing our praises! And please do not hesitate to contact us regarding monetary donations, or ones involving space or weapons.