Charles Conwell

Instructor in Stage Combat

In addition to teaching stage combat for The Academy of Vocal Arts, Charles Conwell is an associate professor at The University of the Arts where he teaches stage combat, script analysis, and directing. A certified member of the Society of American Fight Directors, he has directed violence for every professional theater company in Philadelphia as well as for the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Curtis Institute of Music. Mr. Conwell is also frequently employed at the Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut, where he directed the fencing match for Hamlet starring Richard Thomas in the title role. In 1993 he staged the combat scenes for the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of I Lombardi, directed by Mark Lamos.