Fight Direction & Stage Combat
Welcome to Rapier Wit, Canada's oldest continuous stage combat school and production company. Rapier Wit was founded in Toronto, Canada by Daniel Levinson in 1991, and established its first permanent studio in 1996.
Rapier Wit�s goal is to promote action-motivated theatre and the art of stage combat by training actors, stunt people, directors, and stage management in the art of theatrical violence. We do this through structured and unstructured classes, fight direction and choreography, special workshops, various productions and our comic fight troupe, The Rude Mechanicals.
Stage combat training is a must for performers who want to participate fully in today�s physically challenging theatre, film or television. Rapier Wit offers artists the grounding they need to safely and effectively portray simulated violence, strengthen character choices, develop stronger intentions and, ultimately, to tell the story. We encourage our peers in the artistic community to use Rapier Wit as their stage combat resource. We are based in Toronto, Canada, but are happy to work throughout Ontario or wherever we may be needed. If you are looking for a fight instructor, fight director, or choreographer, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Rapier Wit is proud to be a member of TAAS (Toronto Association of Acting Studios).
For more information on TAAS, go to http://www.torontoactingstudios.com.
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*NEW WEBSITE COMING!*
Just a heads-up that around February 2014, Rapier Wit will be launching a new website and saying goodbye to "ol' blue and white". The address won't change, but the next site will be an entirely new presentation of who we are - including plenty of images and footage of our people practicing their art. Look for it SOON!
Events and Classes
at Rapier Wit:
Thinking about stage combat certification? Make 2014 the year it happens! Schedules for Spring/Summer Basic and Intermediate FDC certification classes are up! More info here.
Grab a spot while you can in the next PAL/Stage and Screen Firearms Course at the Rapier Wit Studio! Details here.
Attention FDC Basics & above: FDC Open Floor Friday Nights are your chance to stay sharp! Details here.
Make Monday your favourite day of the week! Monday Open Technique Nights at Rapier Wit are great opportunities to explore stage combat, get a taste of new techniques or keep your skills up.
Master Monday Nights are open master classes taught by skilled specialists.