Inside ATC Artist: Brent Gibbs

Brent Gibbs

is very happy to return to ATC where he has choreographed violence for many productions over the years including Romeo and Juliet, Disgraced, and Fences, to name just a few. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, where he headed the professional actor training program and served as Artistic Director for The Arizona Repertory Theatre. At ART, he directed more than 50 productions including 21 different Shakespeare titles. A certified teacher and fight director with the Society of American Fight Directors, he has gained recognition as an Advanced Actor/Combatant by the Society of British Fight Directors and Fight Directors Canada. He has taught stage combat workshops around the country and at the International Theatre School Festival in Amsterdam as well as at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In Arizona, he garnered an ariZoni Award for his fight direction in the Southwest Shakespeare Company’s production of Henry V, and in 2020 he was named an Arizona Arts Hero for his work as a director, fight director, and educator.