David Anzuelo (FOUNDER) 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.
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Gerardo Rodriguez (MOVEMENT/DANCE SPECIALIST) holds an M.F.A. from the American Repertory Theater @ Harvard University/Moscow Art Theatre School and a B.F.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. He has studied movement methods that include a combination of Meyerhold’s biomechanics and the Stanislavsky Method under the tutelage of Russia’s very own Andrei Droznin, who is a founding member of the Tabakov Studio and faculty at Vakhtangov School in Moscow. He also has experience in several martial arts that include Takewondo, Muay Thai, Karate and Lima Lama. Gerardo has also been an instructor of Swing dance and is proficient in most ballroom dancing styles and has experience in modern and jazz dance. He most recently worked on Ngozi Anyanwu’s Good Grief at INTAR directed by Russell G. Jones. His movement and fight direction has also been seen at Cincinnati Playhouse, The Working Theater, Playwrights Realm, INTAR Theatre, The Representatives, among others. As an actor he can be seen in the upcoming To the Bone at the Cherry Lane Theatre as part of Village Fest where he will also serve as fight captain. Other stage credits include Seven Spots on the Sun (Cincinnati Playhouse, LCT award for best ensemble and play), La Ruta (Working Theater, NY Times best theatrical experience), Lucy Loves Me (INTAR), A Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World (CATF), Bodega Bay (Abingdon Theater), Elemeno Pea (Humana Festival), American Jornalero (Working Theater), Dramatis Personae (Playwrights Realm), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Mixed Blood Theatre), Kingdom (Public Theater/QTIP, Old Globe, NYMF), The Cherry Orchard (Atlantic Theater Company), Instructions for Breathing (Passage Theatre), With Love Gabe, Lobster Face and The Leak (INTAR), Three Farces and a Funeral (A.R.T.). TV/Film credits: “Law & Order”, “Law & Order SVU”, “Law & Order Criminal Intent”, “Person of Interest”, “Gossip Girl”, “Conviction”, “OLTL”, “Jonny Zero”, Fish, Cruzando, Winter of Frozen Dreams, Don’t Let Me Drown, Last Night at Angelo’s.
Sean Fletcher 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 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. www.rociomendez.com
Aldo Uribe (BOXING SPECIALIST) originally from Texas, attended The City College of New York (BA in Theatre) and has begun to successfully lay the ground work for his professional career and is thrilled to join Unkle Dave's Fight House. Aside from acting, boxing is the expertise that brought him to the world of stage combat and choreography. From Theatre, Film, Television, Commercials and Print, credits include work with the INTAR Theatre, John Leguizamo’s “Pain in the Aztec” workshop at the Atlantic Theater, Law & Order:SVU, Discovery ID and more. Aldo is also currently under the inaugural fellowship at the Labyrinth Theater and a original member of INTAR’s Unit 52. Catch him in the ring at Mendez boxing or follow along at www.aldouribe.com and @aldoelactor on Twitter.
Artists of Note that UnkleDave's Fight-House has worked with:
Christopher Abbott, Keegan Allen, Annaleigh Ashford, Charles Busch, Jake Cannavale, Dierdre O'Connell, Gordan Clap, Glenn Close, Christian Coulson, Katheryn Erbe, Dominic Fumusa, Janeane Garofalo, LaChanze, Marin Ireland, Natasha Leone, Ty DeFoe, Jenna Malone, Dascha Polanco, Eisa Davis, Gretchen Mol, Paul Sparks, Chloe Sevigny, John Pankow, Bill Pullman, Josh Radner, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Susan Sarandon, Ally Sheedy, Morgan Spector, Lili Taylor, and Mare Winningham.
Ayad Akhtar, Ngozi Anyanwu, Thomas Bradshaw, Charles Busch, Luis Alfaro, Jesse Eisenberg, Athol Fugard, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Craig Mums Grant, Beth Henley, David Lindsay-Abaire, Jeanine Tesori, Suzan Lori-Parks, Aleshea Harris, Conor McPherson, 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, Athol Fugard, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Yaël Farber, Taibi Magar, Michael Penn, Whitney White, Daniella Topol, Gabriel Barre, Brandon J. Dirden, 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, Jenna Worsham, Lou Moreno, José Zayas, David Mendizábal, Jerry Zaks, Sam Gold, Adam Rapp, Leigh Silverman, Daniel Talbott, Jenn Thompson, Awoye Timpo, and Mark Wing-Davey.