Real Steel: Fight Night

Live on Stage: Your Community, in Theatrical Combat

Concordia is thrilled to have Vincent Carlson-Brown join us as our guest artist for the 2016 Jones Fine Art Series!

Theater Event Tickets

Admission is free for the Real Steel: Fight Night, but tickets are required. They will be available starting Wednesday, April 6th at these Seward locations:

  • Rivoli Theater, 533 Main Street
  • Jones National Bank and Trust Co, 203 S 6th Street
  • Concordia Bookstore, Janzow Campus Center off E Lincoln Street

Extras Wanted: Stage Combat Workshop and Audience Members

Join in the fun of this year’s Jones Fine Art Series—as a participant in an immersive stage combat workshop or by simply attending the unique performance on stage at Seward’s Rivoli Theatre on April 16!

1 to 4 p.m.

Real Steel workshop: Hand-to-hand combat workshop available to community members, high school students and Concordia students
Weller Hall Auditorium, Concordia University

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Rehearsal for performance
Rivoli Theater, Downtown Seward

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Real Steel: Fight Night performance, with live combat scenes performed by workshop participants and scenes from Shakespeare by Concordia students
Rivoli Theater, Downtown Seward

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Red Carpet “After Party,” open to the public
Main Lobby, Jones National Bank & Trust Co.

Get ready to fight!

Sign up to participate in the Real Steel workshop today!

  • Date: April 16, 2016
  • Cost to participate: Free
  • Space: Limited to 30 individuals on first-come, first-served basis
  • Previous theatre experience: None required—anyone high school age and older is welcome to participate
Photo of Vincent Carlson-Brown

Directing Credits

Fight Director

  • “Much Ado About Nothing” (on tour)
  • “Julius Caesar” (on tour)
  • “Twelfth Night” (on tour)

Associate Artistic Director

  • “The Comedy of Errors”
  • “Titus Andronicus”
  • “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” (abridged)

Guest Artist and Director: Vincent Carlson-Brown

A highly versatile actor with the Nebraska Shakespeare Company, Vincent Carlson-Brown will lead the workshop and evening performance on April 16. He has worked in theatre roles from carpentry and sound design to producer and director.

This year will mark Vincent's 16th season with Nebraska Shakespeare, appearing in 17 productions On the Green in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004.

Vincent has toured with Utah Shakespeare, NTC Productions, the Great Plains Theatre Conference and for the six years of Nebraska Shakespeare On Tour.

For Nebraska Shakespeare, Vincent is proud to have worked as security; carpenter; sound designer; assistant director; camp instructor; on tour road manager; as well as producer, director, actor and fight director.

Mini Workshops for High Schools

Invite Vincent Carlson-Brown to lead a mini workshop at your school from noon to 3 p.m. on one of these dates: April 6–8 or April 11–14! Each workshop is 45 minutes to one hour long and can accommodate 15 to 25 participants. Email us with your top three time preferences.

Invite Vincent to Your School
Words, Words, Words

Text analysis and performance workshop. Participants explore and analyze Shakespeare’s text and perform their adaptations.

Thinking Makes It So

Participants explore the basics of acting, goals of a character, obstacles facing the character and tactics the character uses to achieve the goals.

Method in Madness

Students are introduced to the infinite interpretability of Shakespeare’s plays. Students engage with a variety of staging, and physical and vocal choices that uncover the opportunities and challenges within Shakespeare’s text.

Each year, Concordia University, Nebraska, together with Jones National Bank & Trust Company of Seward, invites a distinguished artist to participate in the Jones Fine Art Series. The event, designed to immerse students and the community in the arts, including music, theatre and the visual arts, culminates in a performance for the public.