Lisa Kopitsky (T’06)
Winter 2008 - Lisa Kopitsky (T’06) has been hired full-time as the Literary Assistant at The Public Theater after a year of interning. She also continues to study and pursue stage combat and spent this past semester assistant-teaching classes with Combat Inc. in Manhattan and at Adelphi University on Long Island.
Summer 2007 - Kopitsky is continuing her internship at The Public Theater in New York. She has been supplementing her experience there by assisting the fight directors on shows like In Darfur, for which she also co-coordinated the volunteer advocacy effort against the genocide, and is currently working with Rick Sordelet on the fights for Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare in the Park - including choreographing phrases for the opening brawl. She will be returning to the National Stage Combat Workshop in Las Vegas to continue her training.
Winter 2007 - Kopitsky has been asked to stay on at The Public Theater in New York for a second semester of her internship. She is shifting from the Associate Producer's office to the Literary office, where she will continue to work closely with the artistic staff. She is also continuing her stage combat education, having officially passed the certification tests to become an Actor Combatant in the Society of American Fight Directors, and will be working with several instructors in the area, both as a student and an assistant. She also recently stage-managed an Off-Off-Broadway production.