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Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson is a writer, actor, comedian and Father.  He received his classical acting training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and improvisation with the Upright Citizens Brigade. Writing: Honorable Mention, Screencraft TV Pilot competition. Third place, UCLA pilot competition. Was featured in the Hollywood Reporter as a writer to watch. Plays at Red Bull Short Play Festival, published by Stage Rights.  Acting: Comedy of Errors, Othello, and Three Musketeers (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Love's Labour's Lost and Romeo and Juliet (Riverside Shakespeare Festival), The Foreigner (Pioneer Theater), Bell, Book, and Candle (Triad Stage), Fat Pig (Speakeasy Stage), The Rover (New York Classical Theater), as well as the Off-Broadway premiere of The Invested. He wrote and starred in the sketch series "Gubers" at Second City Los Angeles. Teaching: Workshops for Riverside Shakespeare Festival, Sioux City East High School, as well as Young Storytellers and Reading Partners in Los Angeles.

Swords & EPIC Battles II!
A course in history wrapped up in Physical Education and Swords!

Ages:  10+

Location:  In Person in Valencia

Homework:  Students will also be asked to research upcoming assigned topics and bring in written fun facts!

Type of Class:  This class is designed to enhance your HomeSchooling.  Students should still be following a curriculum at home to thoroughly learn this subject.  

PreReqs: None

What was the Battle of Gaugamela, Metaurus or Actium all about? The Spanish Armada Campaign or the Siege of Tyre? Our world has an epic history of conflict. Let’s find out more as we travel back again this year into the past and explore all new conflicts, battles and stories in history.  None will be repeated from last year. In this program, students will learn all about the all about the conflicts of the past while exploring stage combat with a combination of in-depth hand-to-hand and sword. Students will be invited to learn at home and bring in fun facts about the era or the assigned battle/war of that week.  This program provides a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere where students will be encouraged to make bold and creative acting choices, while also developing new levels of personal confidence and ensemble skills.  Emphasis will be placed on safety, physical fitness and teamwork. Students will get a healthy workout while incorporating history and acting into safe, fun combat lessons!  This program lasts for an entire year of new conflicts in history, and as with our other classes, you can sign up for 1 or more of the sessions.


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