Over the past few years I have written my perspective on the Skills Proficiency Test process. Earlier this year I thought that my process was complete but then an issue continued to creep up in my mind over and over again. It was that I had not addressed how best to find a partner for one's scene work. The reason for finding a good partner relates to my first workshop in stage combat. Discovering with whom to partner and with whom not to partner for scene work was the most valuable lesson I learned. Rather than focusing upon the ones with whom we should not partner (as the list is without limits), we will take a look at what works for a strong partnership. Some acting teachers will choose a partner for you. If, however, you are left to your own devices, here are some points to consider in picking a great fight scene partner.
Burns, T. Fulton. “Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Finding the Best Partnership for Fight Scene Work.” The Cutting Edge, vol. 21, no. 6, 2010, Volume XXI, Issue 6.