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Charles ConWell

Fight Director and Certified Teacher

Society of American Fight Directors

SAFD Fight Director Charles Conwell, an old swashbuckler, created the stage combat program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1985. He is now a tenured professor at University of the Arts where certification is available in all eight SAFD disciplines.


He has directed fights for Arden Theater, Dartmouth University, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theater, McCarter Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Prince Music Theater, University of Delaware, Walnut Street Theater, Wilma Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, Opera Delaware, Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Metropolitan Opera in NYC. 

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