Brian Brockenshire

Brockenshire_BrianBrock is an Equity Actor, Director, and Fight Director who has worked for many theatres including the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, and the Access Theatre, N.Y.  Some of his favourite roles have been Cyrano de Bergerac, Petruchio, Sweeney Todd, Mercutio, El Gallo, and the Marquis de Sade. Brock has studied Stage Combat with numerous Canadian and international instructors including Maestro Paddy Crean, and has been training fighters and choreographing violence since 1992.  He has been the Fight Director and/or Firearms Consultant, Swordmaster, Pyrotechnician, etc., on numerous productions including The Three Musketeers, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Peter Pan. In addition to being a member of Theatre Ontario and the Talent Bank, Brock is a Certified Fight Instructor with FDC (Fight Directors Canada), an Internationally Certified Fight Director with AoC (Art of Combat), and a member of CODE (the Council of Ontario Drama & Dance Educators), IOSP (the International Order of the Sword and Pen), and IFDG (the Independent Fight Directors Guild).

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