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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.


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