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John Stead

21st season: Head of Stage Combat. Fight director of King Lear, Crazy for YouKing John, Man of La ManchaMother Courage and Her Children, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hay Fever, Christina, The Girl King and The Beaux' StratagemStratford: Fight director of over 150 productions. Elsewhere: Worked as a fight director across North America on over 450 professional productions, including 15 seasons with the Shaw Festival. Film/TV: Stunt coordinator and action director on over 350 television episodes and films. Teaching: Has taught at numerous universities and colleges, including the National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Award of Excellence (Canadian International Film Festival), Genre Award for Best Suspense (BNFF), Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director’s Award (Stratford Festival), Judges’ Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival), Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), Best Short First Runner-Up (Ticket to Hollywood International Film and Screenplay Festival) and nominated for a Best Short Award (Directors’ Guild of Canada). Online: As a director: John Stead on IMDB: Et cetera: Master Instructor with the Academy of Dramatic Combat.