John Sipes is a Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Tennessee. Before joining the UT faculty, John was a Director and the Resident Movement Director/Fight Choreographer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for sixteen seasons. Prior to his residency at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, John was a Director and Movement Director/Fight Choreographer for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival for twelve seasons and served as the Festival’s Artistic Director for five seasons. John is a certified actor/combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.