The 3rd Annual Props Summit will take place Friday, August 26 at the Public Theater Prop Shop in New York City. Shoot me an email if you are interested in coming. This year, Jay Duckworth has secured a guest speaker. Here is what he says:
We have secured our speaker, J. Allen Suddeth. He has worked professionâ€‹ally for the past thirty years out of the New York area. For Broadway, he has staged fights for Gem Of The Ocean, Saturday Night Fever, Jekyll & Hyde, Angels in America Part One and Two, Loot, Saint Joan, A Small Family Business, and Hide and Seek. Off-Broadway he has worked on productionâ€‹s for The Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrightâ€‹s Horizons, The New Group, Theater For A New Audience, The Public Theater, BAM, Second Stage, Riverside Shakespearâ€‹e, Jean Cocteau Repertory,â€‹ The Pearl Theater, and the New York Theater Workshop.
Allen has trained actors for The Juilliard School, Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers Universityâ€‹, The Lee Strasberg Institute,â€‹ S.U.N.Y. Purchase, and The Stella Adler Conservatoâ€‹ry, as well as being a frequent guest artist at major universitiâ€‹es in the US and abroad. For televisionâ€‹, he has staged action sequences for over 750 programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, and HBO. He is the author of Fight Directing For The Theater, published by Heinemann Press. Allen has also taught at the National Stage Combat Workshop, currently at UNCSA, for twelve years, and is the founder of the National Fight Directors Training Program. Allen is also a producer of The Complete Unarmed Stage Combat DVD Library. He is ranked as one of fifteen recognizedâ€‹ Fight Masters in the United States by The Society of American Fight Directors.
Exciting, right? So come on down and join your fellow prop masters, artisans, shoppers and runners for a night of fun and learning.