Stage Combat

Richard Buswell [ view artist bio ]

Stage Combat


With more than 15 years of stage combat experience, Richard Buswell provides students with insight into the exciting world of action theatre and film.  Focus on the importance of personal safety and responsibility, physical control, teamwork, and awareness of others through staged fighting techniques.  From slapstick to swordplay, these techniques can be applied to a variety of performance situations. 


To schedule this intensely interactive program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at



Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Requirements: 20' x 30' space cleared and swept; tumbling mats, if available

Standards: 1.6 1.6 Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.1.9 1.9 Understands that many skills can be practiced until they become automatic, and that if the right skills are practiced, performance may improve.7.2 7.2 Contributes to the development of a supportive climate in groups.7.6 7.6 Concentrates mental and physical energies.7.7 7.7 Analyzes personal decisions in terms of the options that were considered.12.3 12.3 Identifies movement elements and skills in performing dance.14.5 14.5 Understands how descriptions, dialogue, and actions are used to discover, articulate, and justify character motivation.14.6 & 14.7

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