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Brian "Brock" Brockenshire

Brock is an Equity Actor, Director and Fight Director with a BFA in acting and a BA in Psychology. He has performed for many theatre companies including the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, and the Access Theatre, N.Y. He is passionate about the analysis and performance of classical texts, and some of his favourite roles have been Cyrano de Bergerac, Petruchio, Sweeney Todd, Mercutio and the Marquis de Sade.

Brock has studied stage combat with numerous Canadian and International Instructors including Maestro Paddy Crean, and is trained in a wide variety of weapons and techniques. He has been teaching and choreographing theatrical violence since 1992, and has been the Fight Director and/or Pyrotechnician, Sword Master, Firearms Consultant, etc. for numerous productions including Romeo and JulietLes Liaisons DangereusesGood Night DesdemonaBeauty and the BeastThe Three MusketeersCyrano de Bergerac and Peter Pan.

Brock is an Internationally Certified Fight Director with AoC (Art of Combat), a Certified Fight Instructor with FDC (Fight Directors Canada), and a member of Theatre Ontario and the The Talent Bank (FI & FD), CODE (the Council of Ontario Drama & Dance Educators), IOSP (the International Order of the Sword & Pen) and IFDG (the Independent Fight Directors Guild).

Brock with cannon.

Brock