David Barker

Fight Choreography
Mr. Barker staged fights for over 150 productions throughout the southwest. His fights have utilized broadsword, rapier and dagger, quarterstaff, knife, sword and shield, found objects and unarmed techniques. He is a Recommended Actor/Combatant by the Society of American Fight Directors and served as Fight Captain to master B.H. Barry. 





 “…thrilling swordplay by David Barker.”   ---San Diego Union-Tribune

 As You Like It: Southwest Shakespeare Company

 Hamlet: Southwest Shakespeare Company

 “…all of the violence -- and there's a great deal of it early in Act One -- is staged as gracefully as a ballet, thanks  to the talents of fight choreographer David Barker.”  -- Phoenix New Times 

 Robin Hood: Childsplay

Rashomon: North Coast Repertory Theatre

  “ David Barker stages the breathtaking martial action, which features samurai weaponry including curved Katana   swords."    --- La Jolla Village News

 The 39 Steps: Phoenix Theatre

 "Superb fight choreography...truly dramatic, and filled with excitement, danger and humor."  
   --David Saar, Childsplay Artistic Director 

 A Tale of Two Cities: Childsplay

 Henry V: Southwest Shakespeare Company

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