Fulton Burns

Associate Instructor


Fulton Burns is an Associate Instructor, & a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors

Fulton is the Director of Acting & Performance at the University of South Alabama’s Department of Dramatic Arts. Prior to his arrival at USA he instructed at The University of Montana and Illinois College. He attended Winthrop University where he earned his BA in Theatre and completed his graduate work at Western Illinois University (MFA) specializing in Directing for the Stage. His professional and college directing credits from across the U.S. include, but are not limited to, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Compleat Works of WLLM SHKSPR: (abridged), The Serpent, and Man of La Mancha. He has received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s Certificate of Merit for his work as a Director with Amadeus and Anything Goes. Fulton began his theatre career as a dancer in the Southeast in both ballet and modern dance with companies like Charleston Ballet Theater and Greenville Ballet to name a few. Since this time he has furthered his movement training to include physical comedy, mask work, and stage combat. He has been a member of the Society of American Fight Directors since 2000 and is an award winning Advanced Actor Combatant recognized in all eight weapons that the organization has to offer. Burns has choreographed fights for Romeo & Juliet, The Illusion,Extremities, The Beaux’ Stratagem, & Hamlet among others throughout the United States.
Fulton has also worked professionally with Moises Kaufman (as an assistant director), along with the Living Theatre, and Cirque du Soleil’s production of Quidam.

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