The Interplay and Conflicts of Acting and Fight Choreography Within the Southern California Shakespeare Production of Macbeth

In this report, I will reflect on my work as an actor and fight director for Southern California Shakespeare Festival’s (SCF) production of Macbeth. This report will consider the coursework in which I engaged while at Cal State LA, including Fitzmaurice Voicework, Acting for the Stage and Camera, Acting Studio and Viewpoints as well as experiences a a fight director for Cal State LA Production of American Buffalo. I will discuss the challenges of being both an actor and a fight choreographer within the same productions and how my training helped me prepare for this experience.