The Fredricksen Intensive

May 5 - 7, 2023
University of Michigan
Walgreen Drama Center

a three-day stage combat intensive hosted by the University of Michigan Theater Department 

 The Fredricksen Intensive offers students 20+ hours of stage combat training over a three-day weekend in the first half of May. The training is led by certified teachers and fight directors of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), and the hours go towards the SAFD's Skills Profiency Test (SPT) certification.

2023 Intensives Tracks


20 Skills Proficiency Training hours in Knifewith CT Ashley White

Rapier & Dagger

20 SPT hours in Rapier & Daggerwith CT Roger Bartlett

Dual Weapons

10 SPT hours in Knife, 10 in R&Dwith CT Patrick Kelly

Wire Work

20 hours of Wire Work Stunt Coordinator and SAFD CT Nate Mitchell

2022 Tuition

"Paddy" Special

Our Lowest Price, Register by 3/17

Early Bird

Register by 4/15


Member of the SAFD? Union? Student? 


Full Tuition

Workshop costs cover certificate of hours complete, lunch on Friday and Saturday, breakfast snacks, and, of course, our classic ringer t-shirt.  

Cookies are also known to randomly appear in classrooms throughout the workshop.

Daggers & Knives may tire my thighs,
but Training Never Hurts Me

Erik demonstrating a thought at the 2017 Intensive

2023 Teaching Staff

Ashley H White

Knife Track

Patrick Kelly

Dual Weapons Track

Roger Bartlett

Rapier & Dagger Track

Nate Mitchell

Wire Work - 4th Track

Earl Kim

Master Class - Performance Capture

Sarah Flanagan

Master Class 


Christina Traister

Coordinator, Co-Founder

Adam M Baglereau

Coordinator, Co-Founder


Rodney Rice

Asst. Coordinator & TA

SaraAnne Tomczak

Asst. Coordinator 

Tommy Wedge

Teaching Assistant

Kate Lass

Teaching Assistant

Jen Pan


Joe Wright


Firen Williams


Pierce Williams



The University of Michigan

Walgreen Drama Center

1226 Murfin Ave

Join us at the home of the Univeristy of Michigan's Theater Department for three days of theater training.