Fight Designer Sole Proprietor Kevin Inouye is a Certified Teacher and Theatrical Firearms Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors, Certified Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association, an Assistant Professor of Acting, holds an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy, and can offer SAFD certificate courses or stand-alone workshops in a variety of topics. He literally wrote the book on Theatrical Firearms, and one on Screen Combat. He has taught a variety of ages and stage combat/stunt subjects (as well as acting and movement), including theatrical swordplay, movie fights, prop weaponry for film, and general introduction to stage combat, from ages eight to adult, from large classes to private lessons.

Kevin's specialty is helping actors to better interact physically, whether that be with each other, with their props, or even with their own bodies. He's in training and Assistant Faculty with Theatrical Intimacy Education and the Margolis Method, and continues to be a lifelong learner.

Recent Workshops:

ATHE Theatre Conferences, 2012, 2019-2021

Oddysey Filmmaking Camp, 2021

Trapped Inside Neutral Chaos Master Class Weekend (Online), 2020

International Paddy Crean Workshops, 2015-2019

NY Summer Sling Stage Combat Workshop: NYC, 2019

Allegheny Alley Fight Stage Combat Workshop: PA, 2019

MATC Theatre Conferences 2019-2021

UWYO Stage Combat Workshops: University of Wyoming, 2015-2018

ACTF Region VII: Rhythmic Rumble: The Beat-down's Beat and Physical Partnering, 2015

Virginia Beach Bash @ Regent University (Assistant Coordinator 2014 & 2015)

Cease & Desist: Eastern Kentucky University, Spring 2014

Crawfish Broil: LA Tech University, Spring 2014

SETC 2014: Workshops in Pratfalls and in Playing the Body Fantastic: Portraying the extra- and non-human.

Some workshops do require specialized equipment that may not be standard at all SAFD regional workshops or campuses. In most cases I can provide equipment through Fight Designer, LLC given sufficient budget.

To inquire about booking Fight Designer for workshops or classes, email

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