NED MOCHEL

Ned works regularly in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and with top-drawer stage and film directors. He has twice won The Los Angeles Drama Theatre Critics’ awards for fight choreography, received a Chicago Jeff Citation, has been certified by the Society of American Fight Directors since 1988, and is a Black Belt in JKA Karate. As an actor, he has appeared at The Goodman Theatre, The Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Remains, Organic Theatre, and many regional theatres and Shakespeare festivals. As a Fight Choreographer/Violence Designer, he has worked with The Geffen Playhouse, Pacific Resident Theatre, Lillian Theatre, Steppenwolf, The Lyric Opera, and on various studio feature films. Ned generously donated specialty workshops in Stage Combat for all The Young Shakespeareans in Spring 2020, and is developing TYS' new program offering "Shakespeareans Sports" slated to launch in Spring 2022.