The Duelling Dames
theater+anti bullying+audience interaction =best.show.ever.
The Duelling Dames is an all female, multi-generational swordfighting play for all ages.
The Dames teach history with hilarity, astound with swordfighting skills, and are daring enough to bring audience members onstage.
Female empowerment? Yes! Anti bullying? We’ve got it! Workshops that disseminate violence in the media? Only the Dames do that!
"One of the most skilled swordfighters around-"NOW MAGAZINE
Tech requirements: minimum playing area of 20x30with a 10" ceiling height
The Duelling Dames
40 minute show, plus a meet & greet.
The Quinquagenarian Queen and the Puerile Princess argue...about everything. The Queen believes rulers should be like a sword: Possessing strong hilts. The Princess believes a sharp tip, representing youth, is a better metaphor.
Fighting over how to fight, these loveable characters bring knights onstage, whom they train for minutes and minutes...for a battle that is a hilarious as it is real, for there are no winners.
A delightful tale that both excites families about history while teaching anti violence strategies
"In this me2 movement, why would you NOT hire female fight directors? A lot of actors I know, male and female, have had traumatic experiences with stage combat before. Thanks for teaching me there is another way"-PARTICIPANT, PortFringe workshop.
The essential introduction to swordplay for actors. Learn techniques from a master Fight Director. Improve physical clarity onstage, and connect stage combat to acting intent and emotion.
Stage Combat is a codified art form that once learnt, makes it easy to choreograph and work with fight directors around the world.
Teens/Adults we can accommodate real swords for up to 10 participants at a time.
This workshop connects with students whom are typically difficult to reach.
Learn to kick, punch, and slap without getting hurt. The Dame reveals the secrets to the illusion of stage combat, instructs choreography notation, and provides the confidence to create original fights.
Stage combat teaches discipline, co-operation, conflict/resolution, theatrical concepts, and how to disseminate violence in the media.
The Dames have fought at...
Folsom Renaissance Faire
Guelph Creativity Picnic
YMCA of the Rockies
Stronghold Renaissance Faire
Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire
Long Beach Pirate Invasion
Big Bear Pirate Faire
Santa Monica Playhouse
California CityRenaissance Faire
Steve and Kates Camps
HUMBER COLLEGE School of Comedy
Arroyo Grande Libraries
Bright's Grove Library
Sante Fe Springs Library
Lambton Shores Public Library System