ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZAA
1
Time FrameWhat kind of art was it?Description
2
1992 - Present
European DanceSince I joined the SCA, I have studied and taught SCA period European dance. In the Midrealm (until 2005):
-- Regularly taught dance classes
-- Ran occasional regional dance practices
-- Created the Cloved Orange Ball

After I moved to Atlantia:
--Continued teaching occasional dance classes locally and at Atlantia University.
--Can teach approximately 20-25 dances without having to relearn them. These include English Country Dances, 15th and 16th century Italian Dances, French, English Gresley, and an assortment of SCA Choreographies.
3
Dance ClassBeginning Italian Dance - A variety of easy dances from 15th and 16th century Italian masters
4
Dance ClassQueen Adelhait's Pavan and other SCA Choreographies - I choreographed a dance in honor of Queen Adelhait and in partnership with Master Johann von Solothurn. I teach this along with other dances choreographed by SCAdians in a period style.
5
Dance ClassBuffens Sword Dance from Arbeau
6
1992 - Present
Dance Music1998-2006 played actively 5-10 events per year with Musica Subterranea, including Pennsic.
2006-present played occasionally, especially to get other music ensembles launched on their own
7
2000 - Present
Commedia dell' ArteStarted learning Commedia when I met I Sebastiani at Pennsic in 2000.
-- Taught first Intro to Commedia class at Pennsic 2001
-- Created my first troupe in 2002, I Scandali, in the Midrealm
-- Created a Pennsic-only troupe in 2002 called I Rosi Lioni which rehearsed and performed only for my household camp at Pennsic, "Camp Spartii" of House Red Winged Lion
-- Continued to teach, learn, and run these troupes while flying to Boston from my home in Indianapolis to learn from i Sebastiani as often as possible.
-- Moved to Atlantia in 2005 and continued to teach commedia occasionally at home and at Pennsic.
-- In 2010, I started my new local troupe, i Firenzi, which performs at events all over Atlantia. I also occasionally coordinate ad-hoc troupes of i Firenzi and Friends to perform at events like Twelfth Night.
-- Got an official job in 2012 as Co-Lead of the Pennsic University Performing Arts Department Commedia, Foolery, and Physical Theater track.
I created this track with my friend Niccolo Bartolazzi. We grew this program from nothing to being robust enough to fill the Amphitheater with shows, classes and rehearsals for 7 days, all day, through Pennsic.
-- In 2018, I am running the track solo while training a replacement.
-- Starting in 2013, I created a Pennsic-only troupe called the Commedia All Stars which rehearses and performs only at Pennsic.
8
2002 - 2005Commedia dell' Arte - troupe managementI created a commedia dell' arte troupe, i Scandali, with members from central Indiana, Dayton OH, and Cincinati OH. I Scandali continued on for many years after I left. They still occasionally put on commedia shows for special occasions. They once served as the Baronial A&S Champions for the Barony of Flaming Gryphon.
9
2000 - Present
Commedia dell' Arte - teachingI have developed the following 7 classes which I teach at Pennsic, Atlantia University, War of the Wings, and various smaller events:
10
Commedia classIntro to Commedia - versions in 20 minutes to 2 hours
11
Commedia classImprovisation Skills for Commedia Characters
12
Commedia classHow to Perform Commedia Characters
13
Commedia classHow to Run an Iron Commedia Session
14
Commedia classRunning a Commedia Troupe
15
Commedia classIron Commedia Sessions - Intro to Commedia with rehearsal and performance.
16
Commedia classHow to Make Commedia Happen in your Local SCA Group
17
Commedia classPeriod Commedia Performed for Modern Audiences
18
New in 2019
Commedia classCommedia dell' Arte by Barry Grantham - what I learned at the 5 day workshop by Barry Grantham in Oxford, England.
19
2011 to present
Commedia dell' Arte - troupe managementI created a commedia dell' arte troupe, i Firenzi, in the Barony of Windmasters Hill. We have performed 2 completely period plays with 12 actors each. We have performed countless plays in the style of period commedia dell' arte with custom written scenarios based on period scenarios. We average 6 major performances a year. Video recordings of our performances can all be seen at www.ifirenzi.com. That web page also contains a Starter Kit for anyone wanting to get started in performing commedia in the SCA.
20
2013 to present
Commedia dell' Arte - troupe managementI created a commedia dell' arte troupe, Pennsic Commedia All Stars, at Pennsic.
--Pennsic-only, interkingdom troupe
--Rehearses daily for 6 days at Pennsic and performs 1 hour show
--Cast of 11-15, changes somewhat every year.
--Performed Pennsic 43, 44, 45, 46, 47
21
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016
Commedia dell' Arte - authorI wrote Compleat Anachronist #173 with co-authors Drea Leed, Robert Drake, Dina Ternullo, and Scott Dean. It was titled "Bringing Commedia dell' Arte To Life" and covered how modern day volunteers can create historically accurate plays in the style of 16th century commedia dell' arte.
22
1992 - Present
Performing Arts in GeneralI particularly studied how Performing Arts works in the SCA while serving as Protégé to Master Henry Best from 1998 - 2004. During that time, he created the Coxcomb Academy at Pennsic with my assistance. I learned a great deal from him about how SCA events are run and how Performing Arts can fit in. I also learned a great deal about working as a professional performer as he learned how to create a new career for himself as a professional magician. I dissolved that formal relationship on April 17, 2004. I continued to study performing on my own and find other teachers.
23
Performing Arts in General - teachingI have developed the following classes which I teach at Pennsic, Atlantia University, War of the Wings, and various smaller events.
24
General PA ClassImprovisation Skills for SCA Life
25
General PA ClassResponsible Performing in the SCA
26
General PA ClassHow to Create and Run a Kingdom Sized Performing Arts Program
27
General PA ClassOrganizing Performing Arts in the SCA
28
General PA ClassFinding Research Materials for Performing Arts in the SCA
29
General PA ClassBardic Circles 101; aka "Running and Participating in Bardic Circles."
30
General PA ClassPerforming Arts Best Practices
31
General PA ClassPerforming Arts Feedback
32
General PA ClassTaking the Teeth Out of Stagefright - A Class developed by my sister Mistress Lucia Braganza a Firenze
33
General PA ClassPerforming Arts Roundatbles - I often lead roundtable discussions for performers to share their thoughts and get support from experienced performers.
34
Fall 2019Performance PieceShakespeare for Signy: A program of sprinkling a little more Shakespeare into the lives of Atlantians. Her Majesty Signy approved a program of performing a speech or small scene from Shakespeare in the 10 minutes before Royal Court at some Royal Progress Events. I organized and performed in this program. On November 9, 2019, I performed the "I Am An Ass" speech by Dogberry from the play Much Ado About Nothing.
35
Performance PieceI played cello and directed the dance band for the Masked Ball at Buckston Birthday event, Noveber 9, 2019
36
Dance Class - Italian 15th CenturyI taught Contrapasso in Due in three styles: The steps directly from the reconstruction, the steps altered a little to fit the modern song "As The World Falls Down" by David Bowie per Autorat's request, and a very simple version of improvisation using the original steps.
37
January 2020Performance PieceShakespeare for Signy: A program of sprinkling a little more Shakespeare into the lives of Atlantians. Her Majesty Signy approved a program of performing a speech or small scene from Shakespeare in the 10 minutes before Royal Court at some Royal Progress Events. I organized and performed in this program. At Atlantia Twelfth Night, January 18, 2020, I organized a troupe of 8 actors to perform Shakespeare monologues and dialogues within a frame story of an English troupe coming to Germany to share this new author's work, William Shakespeare, who's all the rage back in London. I created the improvisation scenario for the frame story, the research with handout for the audience, and I performed two pieces. I performed Henry IV's "Once more unto the breach" and a scene from Othello - I played Desdemona and Owyn played Othello.
38
COVID Times Began in early March 2020. I began teaching classes and providing content to Virtual Atlantia in about May 2020.
39
May - Oct 2020
ClassHow to Move Your Performing Arts Activities to Online
40
ClassThe difference between Google Hangouts and Zoom
41
Class
How to use Google Resources To Mimic A Website For Your SCA Hobby, 15 JUNE 20, https://youtu.be/DhIEDywRu88
42
ClassCommedia dell' Arte for the Audience, 11 MAY 20, Sophie, https://youtu.be/esEYXy-RjxI
43
ClassConflict Resolution for People (Not Heraldry), 11 MAY 20, Sophie, https://youtu.be/gQ_K9cxc1tQ
44
ClassMaking Commedia dell' Arte Happen in the SCA, 1 JUN 20, Sophie, https://youtu.be/0W6a6ezR7Ag
45
ClassTaking the Teeth out of Stagefright, 8 JUN 20, Sophie and Lucia, https://youtu.be/bqeLd7MucN4
46
Class
My sister's class "How To Create A Class From What You Already Know" was a class I was deeply involved in co-creating with her, she taught at Atlantia University on September 12 and at Royal University of the Midrealm on September 21. Here's the link to the Midrealm class recording: https://youtu.be/acG2GQtWbKo
47
ClassHow to use Zoom for Beginners
48
ClassHow to use Google Meet for Beginners
49
ClassHow to create an online collegium or other shindig
50
ClassConsultations for moving your activities to online
51
Performance PieceCommedia play "Keep Your Distance" written and directed by Alfarinn & produced by me and Manus
52
Performance PieceCommedia video "The People of Ravenna" written by me and Celia le Fleur for the Commedia All Stars Troupe - I managed the video editing
53
11 Oct 20ClassCo-Taught class for Midrealm University "Taking the Teeth Out of Stagefright" with my sister, Mistress Lucia a Firenze
54
19 Oct 20ClassTaught new class "Body Movement for Commedia" at Midrealm University
55
25 Oct 20Took professional commedia workshopTook fifth online workshop with professional Commedia dell' Arte actor and teacher, Fabrizio Paladin.
56
15 Nov 20Commedia Camp ClassTaught 2 part workshop for student performances as part of the East Kingdom Commedia Camp. Assisted Event Steward in creating the structure for the new day long Commedia workshop.
57
Nov 2020Rehearsals with i SebastianiPerforming in rehearsals online, occasionally, with i Sebastiani for producing the scenarios from Scala's book of 1611 with focus on how to adjust the period scenarios for a modern audience.
58
28 Nov 20ClassIntro to Commedia at Drachenwald University online
59
26 Dec 20Took professional commedia workshopI arranged for this professional workshop to be customized by my coach, Fabrizio Paladin, for SCA players.
60
9 Jan 21Performance PieceProduced, Directed, and performed in a Shakespeare Speeches performance with frame story of an English theater troupe visiting Spain and meeting Capitano Spavento and his wife (from Commedia). Ten actors came together to perform their individual speeches with two additional actors from i Sebastiani helping to create the frame story.
61
16 Jan 21ClassIntroduction to Theater in the SCA - new class taught by request at Avacal-Northshield 12th Night event
62
16 Jan 21ClassTaught Intro to Commedia also at Avacal-Northshield 12th Night Event
63
13 Feb 21Class Track at University
Recruited & organized teachers and Zoom Moderators for Commedia Track of 6 classes for University of Atlantia
64
6 Mar 21Performance PieceProduced, Directed, and performed in an hour long collection of Shakespeare Speeches for Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100