CISCo
Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop
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About CISCo

May 16, 2022 - June 3, 2022

at Western Illinois University, Macomb IL

CISCO

Weapons Training Workshop

May 16 - June 3, 2022

Tuition: $2300

$100 discount for SAFD / DAI members
$100 discount if registered before April 1, 2022

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 Skills Proficiency Test

SMALLSWORD

30 hours of training, SAFD Skills Proficiency Test

THEATRICAL FIREARMS

16 hours of training, SAFD Certificate

Registration includes tuition, housing, dinner at a restaurant 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.

CISCOTT

Stage Combat Teacher Workshop

May 16 - May 27, 2022

Tuition: $1700

For the first time ever, CISCO is excited to announce, after a two year pandemic delay, the all new CISCO-Teacher Trainer coordinated by Certified Teacher Amie Root.

The CISCOTT will be a two week, May 16th-27th 2022, course in improving our stage combat teaching skills. Examples of the curriculum include:

  • building a lesson plan
  • classroom stewardship
  • finding your voice as a teacher
  • teaching classes
  • receiving feedback
  • creating a peer network
  • building exercises and drills
  • acquiring tools for creating inclusive classrooms
  • supporting neurodiverse students
  • recognizing and dismantling the implicit ableism often found in theatrical classrooms (particularly those founded in movement).

Additionally, all CISCOTT students will be automatically enrolled in the Theatrical Firearms Safety course. If you have some experience teaching stage combat and would like to spend two weeks immersed in improving upon that skill please do not hesitate to apply. There will be 8 spots available.

Registration includes tuition, housing, dinner at a restaurant 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.

Looking to have even more questions answered?

Contact us at admin@ciscostagecombat.com

AND / OR

Join us for a ZOOM webinar to answer any and all questions about CISCO and the new CISCOTT Workshops
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q-RcEUxwTs22sAv0S44jHA

Instructors

Our Amazing Team.

Sarah Flanagan

  • SAFD Certified Teacher
  • SAFD NSCW Coordinator

Tiza Garland

  • SAFD Certified Teacher
  • SAFD Firearms Instructor
  • DAI Master Teacher

DC Wright

  • On-site Coordinator
  • SAFD Certified Teacher
  • SAFD Firearms Instructor
  • DAI Master Teacher

Amie Root

  • CISCOTT Coordinator
  • SAFD Certified Teacher
  • Chair of Pedagogy Committee, SAFD

Christopher Elst

  • Off-site Coordinator
  • SAFD Certified Teacher
  • DAI Associate Instructor

LOCATION

Registration

Opening February 1

Registration includes tuition, housing, dinner at a restaurant 5 days a week, all testing fees, and a unique workshop T-shirt.

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

The early bird discount deadline is April 1, 2022.