Michael Barnette

Advanced Actor Combatant

Since I was born, I’ve spent my whole life in some theater or another. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, my family has always been very involved in the arts, and I’ve always felt incredibly supported by our joined passion. I decided to continue my pursuit by moving to New York City and studying with the Atlantic Theater Company, and in the process, became a founding member of the Odeta Theater Company. I’ve devoted a great amount of my time honing a passion for theatrical violence, having worked with many of my friends in the Society of American Fight Directors, in an attempt to use stage combat as a full means of storytelling, rather than just a tool.

 

For fun I like to peruse armories at various museums and galleries. I’ve always had a passion for studying weaponry and military techniques ranging from Ancient Rome, Renaissance Italy, and the modern day, and spending many lazy hours on my various gaming consoles with my cat, Echo.

 


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Neutral Chaos Summer 2017

Sep 21, 2017 Small Sword New York, New York Recommended Pass

Suddeth and McCoy Private Quarterstaff 2017

Jun 11, 2017 Quarterstaff New York, New York Recommended Pass

Fights 4 Knife SPT

Apr 20, 2017 Knife New York, New York Recommended Pass

Neutral Chaos Winter 2017

Mar 26, 2017 Broadsword New York, New York Recommended Pass

Swordplay SmS1 2017

Mar 18, 2017 Small Sword New York, New York Basic Pass

Neutral Chaos Fall 2016

Dec 18, 2016 Rapier and Dagger New York, New York Recommended Pass
Dec 18, 2016 Unarmed New York, New York Recommended Pass
Dec 18, 2016 Broadsword and Shield New York, New York Recommended Pass

Unarmed & Single Sword VCC

Nov 29, 2016 Single Sword New York, New York Recommended Pass

Neutral Chaos Summer 2016

Sep 26, 2016 Small Sword New York, New York Basic Pass
Sep 26, 2016 Knife New York, New York Basic Pass

2016 NSCW - ACW

Jul 8, 2016 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 8, 2016 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 8, 2016 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass