J. David Brimmer

Stage Combat

David Brimmer, Violence Specialist (Fight Master, SAFD) has choreographed, performed, taught, and collaborated in numerous performance venues worldwide.

Broadway credits include: Spring Awakening, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Grace, An Enemy of the People, Hands on a Hardbody, The Big Knife, Wit, Born Yesterday, A Life in the Theatre, Speed the Plow, and Come Back, Little Sheba.

NY premieres include Punk Rock; An Octoroon; Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play; Blasted; The Whipping Man; Bethany; Harper Regan; Hit the Wall; Reasons to be Happy; Apt 3C; Ages of the Moon; Medieval Play; The American Pilot; Blackbird; Bug; Killer Joe; as well as The Red Bull Theatre’s productions of The Revenger’s Tragedy and The Duchess of Malfi, the Druid Theatre Company’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, and served as Violence Consultant for the Donmar Warehouse’s productions of the all-female Julius Caesar at St. Ann’s Warehouse, as well as The Night Alive at the Atlantic Theater.

He has also worked at the NY Public Theater, Metropolitan Opera, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, TFANA, TBTB, Signature Theatre, MCC, The Geffen Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, ART, Yale Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Hartford Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, and The Guthrie. J. David taught at NYU Tisch School of The Arts, RADA (Guest Instructor), Strasberg Institute, Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, and Yale University.

His has also collaborated with some great folks including:

Writers – David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Ethan Coen, Neil LaBute, David Adjmi, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Simon Stephens, Jez Butterworth, Kenneth Lonergan, Conor McPherson, Martin McDonough, Tracy Letts

Directors – Joe Chaikin, JoAnne Akalaitis, Darko Tresnjak, Ethan McSweeney, Sarah Benson, Robert Moss, Wilson Milam, Joe Mantello, Neil Pepe, Michael Mayer, Kathleen Turner, Lynne Meadow, Garry Hines, Ken Russell, Franco Zeffirelli

Performers – America Ferrera, Cynthia Nixon, William H. Macy, Andre Braugher, Laura Linney, Raul Esparza, Elizabeth Moss, F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Kathleen Chalfant, Stephen Rea, Ciaran Hinds, Ed Asner, Kate Mulgrew, Reed Birney, Michael Shannon, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Johnston, Lily Rabe, Zoe Kazan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nina Arianda, Jim Belushi, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Kerry Condon, Alison Pill, Zosia Mamet, Kate Burton, Jeff Daniels, Paul Rudd, and Sir Patrick Stewart.

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