Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Fight Director.

On Fight Director’s official page, our friends at Signature Theatre defined the term as the person “responsible for safely choreographing all fight scenes within a production, from a fall or slap to a sword fight, and making them look realistic tho the audience.”

How have you encountered fight directors and stage combat? You can use the comments section to

— suggest additional definitions

— tell us when you’ve seen a staged fight (or staged one yourself)

— link to other sites or videos that seem fight director-appropriate

If you’d like to make a Fight Director video of your own, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!


Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor