David Woolley biography
At Writers Theatre: The Diary of Anne Frank, The Dance of Death, Hedda Gabler, Sweet Charity, The Letters, Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire, Othello
Woolley has staged fights for over 400 productions since 1982, including: Playboy of the Western World (Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Fight Direction, 2014, Raven Theatre), Superior Donuts (Joseph Jefferson nomination for Best Fight Direction, 2012, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Fight Direction, 2010, Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theater), Norma and Wanda (Oakland Press Award for Best Choreography, 2005, The Purple Rose Theater, Chelsea, MI), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Off-Loop Theatre Award for Best Fight Direction, 1991, Interplay Theatre). For his body of work in 1988, he was awarded a Special Joseph Jefferson Award for Consistent Excellence in Stage Combat Choreography (14 productions including all the nominated best productions). He is: a Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors, Senior Lecturer at Columbia College of Chicago, and Guido Crescendo in Dirk and Guido, the Swordsmen! (now in his 26th season). At Columbia College he coordinates the violence needs of a burgeoning department (including the new stage combat minor) and teaches 3 classes of combative arts.
[Bio as of January 2015]