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Rod is a fight director, stage combat teacher, and stunt performer. He was the Fight Director for New York City Opera from 1995-2009, where he staged the fights/violence for over 40 productions and revivals, including televised productions of Porgy and Bess, Tosca, and NY premieres such as Dead Man Walking, Harvey Milk, Margret Garner and Mathis der Mahler.
Rod is the Resident Fight Director for Off- Broadway's The Pearl Theatre Company; productions include: Richard II, Twelfth Night, Playboy of the Western World, the Subject was Roses, and the Sneeze. Other Off Broadway credits include Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy and Abe Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party.
Rod has also been seen in NY at Theatre 1010, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, American Globe Theatre, Chekhov Theatre Ensemble, Shelby Company and Primary Stages. Regional: American Repertory Theatre's Romeo and Juliet, two seasons at The Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Barter Theatre, Princeton Rep, Glimmerglass Opera.