Michael Cosenza is a fight director and stunt coordinator in the Philadelphia area. He has taught and choreographed at multiple universities, conservatories, and on many professional stages for the last ten years or so. As a fight choreographer, he creates moments that capture the audience, deepen their understanding of the story, and physicalize the moments around the conflict to highlight the inner life of a character. His work is grounded in the principle that all stage combat seeks to create the illusion of violence, while keeping its actors safe and active. Michael is known for his dynamic physical imagery, active and visceral style, as well as his sense of humor. Locally his work has been seen at the Wilma Theater, the Philadelphia Artists Collective, Theater Exile, with Tribe of Fools, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, The Delaware Theater Company, Azuka Theater Company, and others.