Todd Campbell

Stage Combat

Todd Campbell has been practicing the art of stage combat for over twenty five years. A certified Fight Master with Fight Directors Canada, he has created violence for over one hundred theatre and film productions. Todd was a resident fight director at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival for four seasons where he worked on such critically acclaimed productions as Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, Camelot, Dangerous Liaisons and Zastrozzi to name a few. An avid student of historical European martial arts, he has spent his career as a fight director trying to infuse theatrical violence with more historical realism. He has had the great opportunity to train with some of the leading experts in historical martial arts and has used this knowledge to create fights that are not only safe and tell the story of the play but are also martially sound.

Todd also created the popular show ‘Duel of Ages’ at the Toronto Fringe (’07) and Next Stage Festivals (’11). An anthology play about the history of dueling, DOA was a vehicle to showcase the talents of FDC members in the Toronto area. He is a founding member of the award winning Riot Act stunt team and teaches at Rapier Wit in Toronto.