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NED MOCHEL  Teaching Artist

Ned works regularly in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles with top-drawer stage and film directors.

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. He has twice won The Los Angeles Drama Theatre Critics’ awards for fight choreography, received a Chicago Jeff Citation, is a Black Belt in JKA Karate, and has been certified by the Society of American Fight Directors since 1988.

As an actor, Ned has appeared at The Goodman Theatre, The Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Remains, Organic Theatre, with many regional theatres and Shakespeare festivals, and is currently in rehearsals yet again with Antaeus Theatre Company in Los Angeles.

Ned generously donated specialty workshops in Stage Combat for all The Young Shakespeareans in Spring 2020; directed and shot a short film of "Macbeth" with a collection of students from 3 inner-city High Schools 2022; and co-directed "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at West Vernon Avenue Elementary School in 2023.

Ned developed and heads TYS' "Shakespeareans Sports" program which officially launched in Summer 2023. He will be leading that program in North Hollywood in Spring 2024 as well as co-directing "Romeo & Juliet" back at West Vernon Avenue Elementary School.


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