Martin Noyes

Martin Noyes

Martin Noyes

  • A.A., general education, Irvine Valley College, 1997
  • B.F.A., acting, Southern Oregon University, 2001
  • M.F.A., acting, University of Alabama, 2003
First year at SCAD:

"My parents are educators, and I have always wanted to follow in their footsteps. I believe that it was their guidance and trust in me that gave me the courage to instruct."


Becoming a certified instructor of theatrical combat; gaining employment as a theater arts teacher; holding position of resident fight director for The Chance Theater

Awards, recognition and honors

Man of the Year in Theater, Fight Directing; recognized advanced actor/combatant by S.A.F.D.; recipient, Peter and Masha Plotkin Memorial Foundation Honor for Artistic Excellence; recipient, Theater Arts Department Scholarship, Southern Oregon University; recipient, Schneider Merit Award, Southern Oregon University


Actors' Equity Association, Society of American Fight Directors, Association of Theatre Movement Educators, Company Fight Director Emeritus for The Chance Theatre Company, University of Alabama Alumni Association, Southern Oregon University Alumni Association, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Founding Member of Association of Combatant Theatre Students (A.C.T.S.)

Previous Positions

Class instructor, Winter Wonderland Workshop/Society of American Fight Directors, Elgin, Illinois; assistant to fight master, National Stage Combat Workshop/Society of American Fight Directors, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; training workshop teacher, North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem; professional conservatory faculty, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California; adult conservatory faculty, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California; adjunct professor, Citrus College, Glendora, California; substitute teacher, University of California, Santa Cruz, California; adjunct movement professor, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon; adjunct professor, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama; assistant to fight director, University Of Alabama, Montgomery, Alabama; guest lecturer, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California

Courses Taught

  • MPRA 103 Introduction to Performance
  • MPRA 106 Movement for Performance I
  • MPRA 206 Movement for Performance II
  • MPRA 310 Stage Combat I
  • MPRA 415 Stage Combat II
  • MPRA 705 Movement Studies for Performance
  • MPRA 758 Graduate Stage Combat
  • PROD 150 Introduction to Makeup Design