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Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop

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  May 19th - June 7th   

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   May 19th - May 31st   

About Us

 The Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop (CISCO) was founded by Holly Rocke at Eureka College in 2005 and was known as "The Eureka Workshop" until 2009 when the name was changed.  2022 was a landmark year for the workshop, as we  permanently transitioned locations to Western Illinois University (due to the unfortunate closure of the Eureka College theatre program), and CISCO had the pleasure of seeing a dream realized, with the birth of it's sister workshop, The Central Illinois Stage Combat Teacher Trainer (CISCOTT).. Over nearly two decades, CISCO has thrived as a place for excellent, affordable, and accessible stage combat training. 

 

At CISCO we strive to create a lasting peer group through ensemble building, shared meals, extra curricular activities (particularly board games!) that encourages the creation of a truly safe space for intensive training. 

 

Our class sizes are kept small to allow for more student interaction with our curated staff of Certified Teachers and Fight Directors from multiple organizations. We work hard to reduce the stress of the testing process by putting an emphasis on the training experience, to create a workshop that we would all wish to attend. 

 

During the Fall of 2022, WIU began construction on a brand new $100,000,000+ Performing Arts Center at the university. In a couple of years, this incredible state-of- the-art facility will be the new home of the Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop!

 

Come join us to make lasting friends and lasting skills!

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Theatrical Firearms Course

May 17th - 18th

Cost: $375  (Includes Housing)

          $200 for CISCO/TT Participants

 

2 day SAFD Theatrical Firearms Safety and Performance Course. Tuition includes housing, materials and testing fee. 

Thank you!

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CISCO 2024

LEAD INSTRUCTORS

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DC Wright

CISCO Coordinator - Lead Instructor SAFD Sword & Shield
SAFD Certified Teacher SAFD Firearms Instructor
DAI Master Instructor

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Samantha Kaufman

SAFD Certified Teacher - Lead Instructor SAFD Singlesword

IDC Certified Intimacy Director

CISCOTT 2024

LEAD INSTRUCTORS

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Amie Root

CISCOTT Founder/Coordinator

SAFD Certified Teacher

CISCO Guest Instructor

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Tiza Garland

DAI Senior Instructor

CISCO Guest Instructor

SAFD Certified Teacher

Meet the rest of our amazing team

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Melissa Freilich

  • Onsite Coordinator

  • SAFD Certified Teacher

  • Certified Alexander Teacher

  • DAI Full Instructor

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Olivia Willcox

  • CISCO Head Assistern

  • SAFD Advanced Actor Combatant

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Rowan LaFleur

  • CISCOTT Assistern

  • CISCOTT Lecturer Gender & Theatre 

  • SAFD Advanced Actor Combatant

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Lauren Gunn

  • CISCO Assistern

  • DAI Associate Instructor Candidate

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TBA

  • CISCO Assistern

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Garrett
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  • CISCOTT Lecturer Inclusive Classroom Practices 

  • Actor 

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Ashley White

  • CISCOTT Lecturer Cycle of Consent

  • SAFD Certified Teacher

  • Intimacy Coordinator

  • Artistic Director Circle Theatre

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Orion
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  • CISCOTT Lecturer Inclusive Classroom Practices

  • Founder Edge of Orion

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REACH US AT CISCOSTAGECOMBAT@GMAIL.COM OR ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

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HOSTED BY: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

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