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Kenneth R. Merckx, Jr.,
Resident Artist

ra_merckxkenAT A NOISE WITHIN:

2023-24 Season: Fight Choreographer, King Hedley II, Misalliance

Previous Seasons: Fight Choreographer, Anna in the Tropics, Seven Guitars, Metamorphoses, The Winter’s Tale, Frankenstein, Argonautika, Othello, Man of La Mancha; Fight Consultant, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

ELSEWHERE: Ken Merckx has choreographed fights for film, television, theater and universities all across the country. He has taught stage combat for AMDA (LA), Cal State Fullerton & Long Beach, PCPA, Cal Arts and UC, Santa Barbara.  Ken has been the resident fight choreographer for the Idaho and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals, A Noise Within (Los Angeles) and Great Lakes Theater (Cleveland).

He is proud to have staged violence for the world premieres of Steven Dietz’s Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Pasadena Playhouse), Jeffery Hatcher’s Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (San Jose Repertory) and The Suicide Club (Arizona Theatre Company), Octavio Solis’ Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory), Jane Martin’s Somebody/Nobody directed by Jon Jory (Arizona Theatre Company) and the theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner (San Jose Repertory).

Mr. Merckx received Ovation Awards in 2013 & 18 for his fight work at A Noise Within and his MFA, in acting, from the University of Illinois and his BA, in theatre studies, from the University of Washington.