FIGHT CHoreography 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

"(Cyrano) features fine swordplay designed by Jon Beal (including a bravura re-enactment of the battle with the 100 that makes us think there are far more than nine actors in the cast)."

​Alex Huntsberger, Time Out

"...the fight choreography by Jon Beal is thoroughly dashing."

Nancy Bishop,

Third Coast Review

"Kudos to Jon Beal for his excellent fight choreography, absolutely essential for the successful portrayal of several swordfights."

Karen Topham, Chicago On Stage

"And, most importantly, the fight choreography by Jon Beal and Kai Young is among the very finest I have seen. Often stage swordplay feels like the illusion that it is, but the fights in this play have the quick, exciting, forceful look of real ones."
Karen Topham, Chicago On Stage

Reno Lovinson, Chicago Theater and Arts

"The fight choreography by Jon Beal was a highlight of this production "

JON BEAL

913.219.2202        jondbeal@gmail.com       www.jonbeal.com

Height: 6’3”             Eyes: Brown            Hair: Shaved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** 2019 Equity Jeff Award Recipient (Best Fight Choreography

* 2018 Non-equity Jeff Award Nomination (Best Fight Choreography)

 

TRAINING

Columbia College Chicago, BA in Theater/Acting - -Liberace Scholar 2009-2011 - TA: David Woolley and John McFarland,

The School of Film and Television

Shattered Globe Theatre Company Protégé Program 2014-2015

 

SKILLS

Stage Combat (SAFD certified in Unarmed, Rapier Dagger, Broadsword, Small-sword, Sword & Shield, Knife, Quarterstaff), several fight choreography credits. Blood and Gore production design for multiple productions. Intimate knowledge of with BloodJam, ReelBlood, and other theatrical blood products.

Personal trainer – physical therapy, weight instructor, boxing, running, lifting heavy things multiple times.
Physical Theater Training (LeCoq method - Michael Brown). Experience in puppetry, clowning (juggling, acrobatics). Wirework experience and stunt experience. Can ballroom dance, crack a whip, has fifty-two riddles memorized, enjoys writing, painting, loves dogs and candy. 

 

 

 

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Cyrano*

Dracula

Pericles

Wit
Hookman
Give it All Back
Blue Skies
The Comical Tragedy for Mr. Punch

Prowess 
Queen Margaret
Mutt
Romeo and Juliet
Blueberry Toast
The Duchess of Malfi
Bel Canto
Feathers and Teeth
An Issue of Blood
Romeo and Juliet
Butcher
The Terrible
Hamlet
All Our Tragic (Remount)

Cymbeline
Lunacy!
The Sweeter Option
All Our Tragic
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
A Klingon Christmas Carol 

 

 

 

BoHo Theater (Dir. Steve O'Connell)

The Hypocrites (Dir. Sean Graney)

Muse of Fire Theatre Company (Dir. Conner Wilson)

The Hypocrites (Dir. Marti Lyons)
Steep Theatre (Dir. Vanessa Stalings)
Sideshow Theatre Company (Dir. Marti Lyons)

Goodman (Dir. Henry Wishcamper)
The House Theatre (Dir. Shade Murry)
Jackalope Theatre Company (Dir. Marti Lyons)

Muse of Fire Theatre Company (Dir. Jemma Levy)

Stage Left / Red Tape Theatre (Dir. Vanessa Stalings)

Teatro Vista (Dir. Richardo Gutierrez)
Tympanic Theatre Company (Dir. Michael Carnow)

Trap Door Theatre (Dir. Christopher Marino)
Lyric Opera of Chicago (Dir. Kevin Newbury)

Goodman (Dir. Henry Godinez)
Victory Gardens Theater (Dir. Chay Yew)
Blue Valley West High School
Signal Ensemble Theatre (Dir. Bries Vannon)
New Colony (Dir. Jesse Roth)
Muse of Fire Theatre Company (Dir. Jemma Levy)

The Hypocrites (Dir. Sean Graney)
Muse of Fire Theatre Company (Dir. Jemma Levy)

Jackalope Theatre Company (Dir. Gus Menary)

Strawdog Theater Company (Dir. Marti Lyons)
The Hypocrites (Dir. Sean Graney)
Muse of Fire Theatre Company (Dir. Jemma Levy)

Muse of Fire Theatre Company (Dir. Jemma Levy)

Commedia Beauregard (Dir. Eric Van Tassell) 

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY

Cardboard Piano**

Evil Dead! The Musical

Richard III

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Fight Dir. / Blood & Gore

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TimeLine Theatre (Dir. Mechelle Moe)

Black Button Eyes Productions 

Muse of Fire Theatre Compnay (Dir. Jemma Levy)

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contact

Agent   -   Big Mouth Talent

Tel: 312.421.4404

              5100 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 102

              Chicago, IL 60640

 

Contact  -  913.219.2202

                 jondbeal@gmail.com

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Cyrano at BoHo Theater
Cyrano at BoHo Theater

Fights by Jon Beal

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Dracula at Mercury Theater
Dracula at Mercury Theater

Fights and Blood/Gore by Jon Beal

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Queen Margaret
Queen Margaret

Queen Margaret with Muse of Fire Theatre - Fights by Jon Beal

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94240597_1090132618028052_13018958254078
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Kappa Force
Kappa Force

Kappa Force: Web Series. Fights by Jon Beal and Kai Young

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Cyrano at BoHo Theater
Cyrano at BoHo Theater

Fights by Jon Beal

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Hookman
Hookman

Hookman at Steep Theater - Violence and Blod/Gore design by Jon Beal

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Prowess
Prowess

Prowess at Jackalope Theater. Fights by Ryan Bourque, Jon Beal assistant fight choreographer. Jeff Award winner best fight choreography.

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Cyrano at BoHo Theater
Cyrano at BoHo Theater

Fights by Jon Beal

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IMG-4778
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Blueberry Toast
Blueberry Toast

Blueberry Toast with Typanic Theater - Fights and Blood/Gore design by Jon Beal

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Queen Margaret
Queen Margaret

Queen Margaret with Muse of Fire Theatre - Fights by Jon Beal

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Not About Nightingales
Not About Nightingales

Not About Nightingales at Raven Theater - Fights by David Woolley - Jon Beal Fight Captain

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FullSizeRender
FullSizeRender
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Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet at Blue Valley West High School.

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Midsummer Nights Dream
Midsummer Nights Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream with Muse of Fire Theatre - Fights by Jon Beal

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Knife Fight
Knife Fight

See Fight Videos for full version!

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Queen Margaret
Queen Margaret

Queen Margaret with Muse of Fire Theatre - Fights by Jon Beal

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Sweeter Option
Sweeter Option

Sweeter Option at Strawdog Theater - Fights by Ryan Bourque

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Cyrano
Cyrano

Cyrano with The House Theatre - Fights by Matt Hawkins

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