R&D Choreography’s Victor Bayona and Rick Gilbert are full of the joys of spring to be working on their first show with Factory!  R&D was founded in 1997 for the purpose of improving the power and effectiveness of Chicago area theatre through the art of violence design – choreographing better fights for better shows!  We have designed violence for over three hundred productions and films, and taught stage combat at universities, theaters, and privately. We have designed violence for dozens of Chicago area theatres, including 16th Street, Akvavit, ATC, Bailiwick, First Folio, Griffin, Lifeline, Oak Park Festival, The Paramount, Pegasus, Piven, Steep, Theatre at the Center, Theo Ubique, and Vitalist. Check us out at www.fightshop.org!