Theatre, Ph. D
Wayne State University
Michigan State University
Western Michigan University
Dr. John Lennox has been teaching at the college and university level since 1994. He has taught Acting, Shakespeare, Stage Make-up, Stage Combat, Technical Theatre, Theatre History, Intro to Theatre, Intro to Acting, and has directed several productions at various institutions. He is also the founder of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.
He is an internationally recognized fight director, regularly teaching workshops on stage and historical combat styles for professional stage combat organizations, fencing academies, colleges and universities throughout the world. He has been working as a fight director for over twenty years, and teaching the craft at colleges and universities for over ten. The stage combat company he founded, Art of Combat, has chapters in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Eugene, Oregon, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Sydney, Australia.
He is an expert level knife instructor with the School of Two Swords, and an instructor with the Historical Maritime Combat Association and the Historical Martial Study Society.
Some of his directing credits include: I Hate Hamlet, A Comedy of Errors, Othello, The Three Musketeers, Rashomon, The Birds, The Tempest, A Mid-Summer Night's Dream, Threepenney Opera and The Many Deaths of Shakespeare.
John holds a B.S. in Theatre with an acting focus from Western Michigan University, an M.A. in Theatre with a theatre history focus from Michigan State University, and a Ph. D. in Theatre (directing/scholar emphasis) with cognate studies in historical fencing from Wayne State University.
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