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Fight Choreographer

Creating the illusion of violence to tell story and reveal character, in a safe and consistent manner for the stage or screen

Kevin Inouye has choreographed or fight directed safe and effective portrayals of violence for over 80 live theatre productions, coordinated fights for about 30 screen productions, and worked as a gun wrangler/armorer, props consultant, and run a prop weapons rental business for the past two decades (through Fight Designer, LLC). The name Fight Designer was chosen because of how it can incorporate the various aspects of violence design, including honing down on story and style with the director, discussing prop weaponry from a character and design perspective, collaborating with wardrobe and set on safe movement and destruction and use of space, collaborating with sound design on aspects like firearms portrayal or musicality of a fight, and dramaturgical research into the best choices to express character, period, and genre.

UW Professor Kevin Inouye helped host the first UWYO Stage Combat Workshop. Students created a monologue, acted out a sword-fighting scene and learned the proper techniques of stage combat.

Students:
Riley Wisler (blue athletic shirt, yellow trim), Hunter Overby (blue button up, jeans), Blake Watson (red shirt, black pants), Rosie Frater (black shirt, black pants), Abram Sayre (green shirt, long hair), Vincent Oltion (blue shirt, dark jeans), Elaina Osborn (stripe shirt, black pants), Johnny O'Hagan (flannel shirt, blue jeans), Quinn Scicluna (blue shirt, blue shorts), Lucas Robertson (gray shirt, black pants), Daniel Daigle (blue shirt, tan pants), David Beach (blue stripped shirt) and Lana Percival (pink Wyoming shirt).

Behind the scenes with Playhouse Square's production of Into The Breeches!

Outstanding Achievement in Fight Choreography
Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Artie Award - 2012

Performer

SAG-AFTRA, represented by Docherty Talent Cleveland and a member of Stunt Predators/Ohio Stunts

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  • Live Theatre
  • Outdoor Festivals
  • Broadcast Television
  • Film
  • Musicals
  • Commercials
  • Stunt and Supernumerary work

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Represented by Docherty
Team Stunt Predators

Northeast Ohio's professional stunt organization, with numerous union performers and credits, and regular invitation-only training sessions.

Director

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Kevin has primarily directed for academic departments or youth theatre programs as a part of their educational theatre mission. Directing projects have included contemporary thrillers, Shakespeare, musicals, classics, world premieres, Zoom productions, video projects, adapted and devised work, and summer theatre festival intensives (1 wk rehearsal, 1 wk performance).

Meritorious Achievement in Directing
The Fantasticks, KCACTF Region VII, 2017