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Gregory Hoffman
Writer / Producer / Director

Gregory Hoffman is one of the leading theatrical combat experts and fight directors in the United States. He has over 30-years' experience teaching and directing in universities, dramatic conservatories, and theatres in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including 20 years as a Resident Teaching Artist at The American Conservatory Theatre. Hoffman is the Founder and Master Teacher of Dueling Arts International - providing training for actors, teachers, and fight directors in the art of theatrical combat all around the world. Additionally, he is a teacher of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies.

Working as a theatrical combat expert, fight director, and teacher, Gregory has over 300 professional theatre production credits and has personally trained over 2,000 actors, as well as mentored nearly 100 Fight Directors and Teachers of Theatrical Combat. Among others, Hoffman has worked with Elizabeth Banks, Anika Noni Rose, Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis and Holly Hunter, Pulitzer and Emmy Award winner Tony Kushner, and Pulitzer nominee Amy Freed.

Sword Fight

Theatrical Fighting

True Edge Pictures

Gregory is also the founder of True Edge Pictures, an independent film company dedicated to developing period action films and television programs. In addition, he developed True Edge Entertainment, a multi-media company, dedicated to serving audiences interested in stories that utilize swordplay and explore notions of Honor and Valor. Through these companies, Hoffman works to support organizations that provide assistance to victims of violence.

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