As a UK fight director, Renny absolutely insists on finding the time in his busy schedule to maintain and continue his teaching.
Each new student brings a new question and a new eye to old techniques which inspire a constant freshness and innovation in Renny’s work.
Students trained by him have attained the highest grades possible with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) and the Academy of Performance Combat (APC) and some have attained teaching qualifications and even entry onto the Equity Register of Fight Directors. He has on many occasions suggested capable students for casting had the pleqasure of working professionally with them.
His workshops are exciting experiences for all who take part, benefiting from his skill with a host of weaponry and unarmed techniques.
Renny is also very passionate about teaching stage combat to students with special needs. As a leading UK fight director, his skills have to encompass all eventualities. All forms of learning disabilities including Downs and Fragile X Syndromes; the blind/visually impaired, limb deficient, wheelchair bound and those with cerebral palsy have been able to enjoy, and benefit hugely, from his classes as his techniques serve all and are completely inclusive.
Renny imparts skills to equip the modern actor with techniques to enhance their performance on stage and on screen; giving them confidence to enter the profession undaunted by whatever exacting demands may be presented to them.
Fight master of stage combat at:
Manchester School of Acting (Manchester Metropolitan University) (1992 – 2020)
Dark Horse Theatre School, Huddersfield (2016-2019)
Buile Hill Visual Arts College, Salford in association with Greater Manchester Police (2015)
Arden School of Theatre, Manchester (1992 – 2003)
Liverpool Theatre School (2003)
Academia Contemporânea Do Espectáculo, Porto, Portugal (1995 – 1998)
Oxford, Mississippi 2004
Big Issue, Manchester 2006
St. Donat’s Castle, Atlantic College 2004,2005,2006, 2008
Dark Horse, 2016, 2017, 2018
Many BADC and APC affiliated weekend and day long courses