Assistant Professor - Movement/Combat
M.F.A. Theatre, University of Washington, Seattle, 2005
B.A. English, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
Appointed to IU in 2007
Adam Noble has worked as professional actor and movement specialist for over 15 years, performing regionally across the United States, and abroad. Some of his acting credits include Shakespeare in the Park (The Public/NYSF), Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Julliard/InterArts, and The Actor’s Playground.
He is the co-founder and artistic director of the Dynamic Presence Project, a company focused on the revitalization and proliferation of movement theatre and physical storytelling. Recent productions include a full-length piece without words entitled Terminus: a play in motion.
Adam is the apprentice of Steven Pearson and Robyn Hunt, who studied with Tadashi Suzuki and his company at Toga-Mura for nearly 15 years, before bringing their own "Physical Approaches to Performance" to the United States. Adam has led workshops and master classes in physical theatre training all over the world. In addition to his position at Indiana University, he has taught at The Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), Illinois State University, California State University at Fresno, University of Nebraska at Omaha and Central Washington University.
As a freelance movement consultant, Adam has helped to shape, build ensemble, and construct movement vocabularies for film, as well as operatic and theatrical companies. He is a member of the Actors' Equity Association, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, and a trained stuntman. He has taught stage combat both nationally and internationally, and choreographed the violence for over 80 stage and film productions.