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Joseph Travers
Joseph Travers
Stage Combat

AMDA Faculty since: 1999

Joe has created hundreds of fights, stunts and action sequences for stage and screen. Broadway: Bronx Bombers; Off-Broadway: The View Upstairs, Counting Sheep, While I Yet Live, Essential Self – Defense, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Blue Door; Regional: Fulton Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Virginia Shakespeare Company; Film: The Depths, Lifted, A-Alike (stunt coordinator); Tower of Silence (stunt coordinator/sword master). Joe holds the rank of Certified Fight Director and Certified Teacher with both the Society of American Fight Directors and Fight Directors Canada. He is a regular contributor to the SAFD journal The Fight Master through his column, Fight Matters. He teaches stage combat at Columbia University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Since 1995 he has been the managing director of Swordplay, a NYC based company that provides instruction in safe and effective stage combat.



B.A., Theatre, SUNY Albany


Certification, Instructor, SAFD
Certificate, Fight Director, FDC