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David Anzuelo (FOUNDER) (he/him) is a retired 2nd degree black-belt Taekwondo tournament fighter and the founder of UnkleDave’s Fight-House stage combat company. He is the resident fight-director for Labyrinth Theater, INTAR, Your Name Here: A Queer Theater Company and The Dorset  Theater. Broadway fight-director: Disgraced (Lyceum). Other theatre fight-direction credits: And I And Silence (Signature). Sticks & Bones; Intimacy; Clive; One Arm; Blood From A Stone; Rafta Rafta; A Brief History of Fire; (New Group). The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters; The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons). Adoration of the Old Woman; Pinkolandia; American Jornalero (INTAR).  Shesh Yak; Ode to Joy; The Hill Town Plays ; The Long Shrift; A Fable; Basilica; Post No Bills ; War (Rattlestick). The Muscles in Our Toes; Radiance; Guinea Pig Solo (Labyrinth). Othello, Macbeth (Epic Theater Ensemble). Whipping Man; Superior Donuts; Dial M For Murder; Deathtrap (Dorset Theater). Small Engine Repair (MCC). Macbeth 1969 (Long Warf). The Maids (Redbull). Film fight direction : Poor Behavior; Emoticon; The Ribbon; Palladium; Helen At Risk, as well as two music videos with rap artist Anonymous (And.On.I.Must). Acting credits for stage: Intimacy; Aunt Dan & Lemon (New Group); Points of Departure(Intar); Knives & Other Sharp Objects (Public/Lab); The Motherf*cker With The Hat (Kitchen Theater); 12 Angry Men (Northern Stage); Oedipus El Rey (Woolly Mammoth); September Shoes (Geva); Frost Nixon (Rep Theater of St. Louis); Stand-up Tragedy (Joseph Jefferson Award : best supporting actor); The Merchant of Venice (International Tour). Film acting: A Walk Among the Tombstones; Prime; Reservation Road; Remember Me; Brooklyn Heist; You Won’t Miss Me. Television acting: Deadbeat; White Collar; Person of Interest; Law & Order; The Sopranos; Law & Order: SVU; NYC-22.  He’s a member of  Labyrinth Theater Company, an associate artist at INTAR, and the associate artistic director of Your Name Here: Queer Theater Company. Dave has taught at NYU; Columbia ; DuPaul University; Connecticut College;  Queensboro College and  the Abrons Arts Center. 


David Anzuelo

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Sean Fletcher Griffin

Sean Fletcher Griffin (he/him) has taught at The Susan Batson Studio, Labyrinth Theatre Company, Queensboro Community College, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and Dance Molinari, among other organizations. He has experience teaching children, teenagers, and adults. He has studied various types of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap. As an actor, he has performed in plays ranging from Shakespeare to musical theatre. He can be seen in the web series "THE ELEVATOR" and "MERCE!" Previous credits include Midterms with Daphne Rubin-Vega (Vineyard), Ionesco's Rhinoceros (New Yiddish Rep), The Tenth Man (NYTF), Happy Days (Booth Theatre), Broken Moments (Tammany Hall), Under the Greenwood Tree (The Flea), American English (Frost Theatre of the Arts), Juliet & Romeo (The Tank), Pinocchio (Florida Studio Theatre), Chicago (QMT), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (MaineStage Shakespeare) among others. His play "Never Never" was produced by Phillstock in 2012. He holds a B.A. in Theatre and English from Florida State University.

Rocío Mendez

Rocío Mendez (they/she) is an actor / fight & intimacy director / filmmaker / teaching artist who was born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. Rocio’s work has been seen on stage with great theater companies such as The Pearl Theater Company, American Globe Theater, The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, The Classical Theater of Harlem, The Flea Theater and The Brick. Rocio as been on various short and independent films, and TV that have been featured on networks such as MSNBC and PBS. Rocio has staged and coordinated fights for off and off-off broadway, as well as independent films. She was a Nominee for The NYIT Arts Award for Outstanding Choreography / Movement for “Hearts like Fists”  and “Marian, the true tale of Robin Hood” with The Flux Theater Ensemble.  She also teaches a Stage Combat undergraduate course at The New School University and is a teaching artist working with high school students thru out the five boroughs.



Amaal Saifudeen

Amaal Saifudeen (she/her) is a Brooklyn based intimacy/fight coordinator, dramaturg, and director. Intimacy and fight credits include: “Dia Y Noche” (Labyrinth Theatre Company), “The Seagull/ Woodstock, NY” (The New Group), “Elyria” (Atlantic Theatre Company), “Living & Breathing” (Two River Theatre), Good Enemy (Audible/ Minetta Lane Theatre Company), and “Motherf*cker with the Hat” (Brooklyn College). She is also a director whose work includes Mud by Maria Irene Fornes (Syracuse University)  Lessons in Survival: 1971 (Assistant Director, Vineyard Theatre), Midsummer- Workshop Reading (Assistant Director, P3 Productions), The Comedy of Errors (Assistant Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare). Amaal is a co-founder and board member of Grassroots Art Collective, an organization focused on producing new work by those who are generally silenced in artistic spaces. Through Grassroots she has collaborated on productions such as D is for Depression by Catie Kobland, Nannyville by Samantha Toy Ozeas, and Islands Never Say developed by Jueun Kang. She holds a degree in Theatre Management from Syracuse University. 


Artists of Note that UnkleDave's Fight-House has worked with:

Christopher Abbott, Keegan Allen, Annaleigh Ashford, Charles Busch, Ruthie Ann Miles, Jake Cannavale, Dierdre O'Connell, Gordan Clap, Victoria Clark, Glenn Close, Lilli Cooper, Christian Coulson, Veanne Cox, Rachel Dratch, Katheryn Erbe, Raúl Esparza, Elle Fanning, Dominic Fumusa, Janeane Garofalo, Jonathan Groff, LaChanze, Marin Ireland, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Natasha Lyonne, Ty DeFoe, Jenna Malone, Dascha Polanco, Eisa Davis, Gretchen Mol, Tam Mutu, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Sparks, Chloe Sevigny, John Pankow, Sarah Paulson, Bill Pullman, Josh Radner, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Susan Sarandon, Ally Sheedy, Morgan Spector, Lili Taylor, Vanessa Williams, and Mare Winningham.
Ayad Akhtar, Ngozi Anyanwu, Mando Alvarado, Clare Barron, Jocelyn Bioh, Thomas Bradshaw, Charles Busch, Luis Alfaro, Mia Chung, Jordan E. Cooper, Jesse Eisenberg, Selina Fillinger, Athol Fugard, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Craig Mums Grant, Kate Hamill, Beth Henley, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, David Lindsay-Abaire, Yilong Liu, Jeanine Tesori, Suzan Lori-Parks, Aleshea Harris, Conor McPherson, Deepah Purohit, Sylvia Khoury, Octavio Solis, Lisa Ramirez, Florencia Lozano, Martyna Majok, María Irene Fornés, Craig Lucas, Hilary Bettis, Daniel Talbott, David Rabe, Sarah Ruhl, Hamish Linklater, Donja R. Love, Lucy Thurber, Lynn Nottage, David Van Asselt, and Naomi Wallace.
Kimberly Senior, Christopher Wheeldon, Jo Bonney, Bill Rauch, Lila Neugebauer, Lear deBessonet, Alex Rudzinski, Mark Brokaw, Elena Araoz, Scott Elliot, James Franco, Carlos Armesto, Laurence Connor, Rebecca Martínez, Meghan Finn, Maria Friedman, Athol Fugard, Daniel Aukin, Jackson Gay, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Yaël Farber, Taibi Magar, Michael Penn, Whitney White, Daniella Topol, Gabriel Barre, Brandon J. Dirden, Sheryl Kaller, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Jessica Stone, Saheem Ali, Anne Kauffman, Moisés Kaufman, John Ortiz, Phylicia Rashad, Chay Yew, Craig Lucas, Casey Nicholaw, Pedro Pascal, Lisa  Peterson, Christopher Ashley, Susan Stroman, Jenna Worsham, Lou Moreno, José Zayas, David Mendizábal, Jerry Zaks, Sam Gold, Adam Rapp, Leigh Silverman, Daniel Talbott, Jenn Thompson, Awoye Timpo, Annie Tippe, Stevie Walker-Webb, and Mark Wing-Davey.


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