CISCo
Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop
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About CISCo

CISCO 2020 has been canceled due to COVID quarantine on the campus of WIU. Please join us for 2021!

May 18, 2020 - June 5, 2020

at Western Illinois University, Macomb IL

From students starting out to actor/combatants getting those last few styles, from professors seeking faculty development to professional actors looking to pick up extra skills, this is the workshop for you!

This workshop is for actors of all experience levels. The small class size (20 student max with 5 Instructors: a 1 to 4 ratio!) allows for personal instruction and individual attention. The skills learned here will help you create compelling theatrical fights with a wide variety of theatrical weapons. Skills that are perfect for enhancing many plays, including Shakespeare!

SWORD AND SHIELD

30 hours of training, SAFD SPT

SINGLE SWORD

30 hours of training, SAFD SPT

THEATRICAL FIREARMS

16 hours of training, SAFD Certificate

BROADSWORD

12 hours of training, DAI Level 1 Test

QUARTERSTAFF

12 hours of training, DAI Level 1 Test

$2300.00 registration includes tuition, housing, three daily meals 5 days a week, all testing fees, and a T-shirt.

Workshop weekends typically include dinner and a movie, board games, video games, and outings.

Register before April 1, 2020, to receive a $100 discount on tuition!

Instructors

Our Amazing Team.

DC Wright

  • Coordinator
  • SAFD Certified Teacher
  • DAI Master Teacher

Sarah Flanagan

  • SAFD Certified Teacher
  • SAFD Actor Combatant Representative

JoAnn Mendelson

  • DAI Full Instructor
  • DAI Secretary

Melissa Freilich

  • SAFD Advanced Actor Combatant
  • DAI Associate Instructor
  • Apprentice Instructor of Alexander Technique

Dan Klarer

  • SAFD Advanced Actor Combatant
  • DAI Associate Instructor

Chloe Whiting Stevenson

  • MFA Physical Theatre
  • MA Theatre
  • SAFD Advanced Actor Combatant

LOCATION

DATES

CISCO 2020 has been canceled due to COVID quarantine on the campus of WIU. Please join us for 2021!

May 18, 2020 - June 5, 2020

Monday - Friday, 8pm - 9pm

SAFD Adjudication on June 5

Registration

CISCO 2020 has been canceled due to COVID quarantine on the campus of WIU. Please join us for 2021!

$2300.00 registration includes tuition, housing, all testing fees, three daily meals 5 days a week, and a T-shirt.

A deposit of $100 is required to reserve your registration.

The early bird discount deadline is April 1, 2020.