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Audition Notice for


Instructor: Ian Walsh
When: Saturday, January 7th  9am-4pm
Cost: $50 per person

Ian Walsh

Fight Director/Stage Combat Instructor of Blackthorn Productions

Workshop #3 - SWORD FIGHTING


Instructor: Ian Walsh, Fight Director/Stage Combat Instructor of Blackthorn Productions

When: Saturday, January 7th  9am to 4pm (with a 1 hour break for lunch)

Location: Upper Room, Northwest Barrie United Church, 464 Ferndale Dr. N., Barrie, ON L4N 7X6

Cost: $50 per person

Hosted by: The South Simcoe Theatre


Learn Sword Fight Stage Combat for Theatre in this exciting workshop!


Sign up now by emailing:

Also pay to hold your space by e-transfering funds to:

  • Space is limited to 12 participants

  • Open to any interested parties, age 14 and up!

  • Snacks and beverages will be provided, but please bring your own lunch (there will be a 1 hour break for lunch).

Meet Ian Walsh


Fight Director/Stage Combat Instructor

Over the years he has studied under various Fight Instructors, Directors and Masters through Fight Directors Canada and other Fight Associations from around the world. While at the University of Windsor for theatre, he was even advised by guest artist F. Braun McAsh (Highlander: The Series, Endgame). As well as serving as Fight Director in a number of productions, Ian has often taken the role of Fight Director for the Theatre Orangeville Young Company and was the Stage Combat Program Director at the Centauri Summer Arts Camp for 4 years. Ian also runs his own company, Blackthorn Productions which specializes in Presentations of Medieval Life as well as teaching Stage Combat in Ontario High Schools and to the general public. Ian is also a member of ACTRA and CAEA.

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Future mentorship workshops will include: 

Stage Management (Date TBC)

Costume Design (Date TBC)


*Supported by a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation copy.png