Andy Utech

Biography

Andy Utech is an entertainment industry Jack of all trades. Stage combat instructor, actor, acting teacher, vocal artist, director, dialogue coach, improviser,  and ad hoc writer. Intensively trained in stage combat (Dueling Arts International), Western theatre (Northwestern University), and Asian theatre (University of Hawaii). He is currently most busy preparing Japanese actors to perform effectively through safe, repeatable fights; and to audition for and perform English-speaking roles in Hollywood and Japan.

Andy Utechはエンターテイメント業界にて、多岐にわたり活躍中。ステージコンバット・インストラクター、俳優、演技指導、声優、演出家、方言指導、即興演劇、脚本執筆など。Dueling Arts Internationalにてステージコンバットを習得、ノースウエスタン大学にて西洋演劇を専攻、ハワイ大学大学院にてアジアの演劇を専攻。現在は日本の俳優に格闘シーンをより効果的に、そして安全に繰り返し演じる事ができるよう指導。またハリウッド映画、日本映画において英語を話す役のオーディションにむけての指導、出演者への英語/演技指導を行っている。


Andy has been an certified associate instructor with Dueling Arts International since 2007 and became one of the founders of Dueling Arts International Japan later that same year. He teaches primarily...

Andyは、 Dueling Arts Internationalにて2007年にインストラクターの資格を取得。同年 Dueling Arts International Japan の創始者の一人となる。主に以下のようなことを指導している。

  • unarmed fighting
  • knife fighting
  • single rapier
  • rapier and dagger
  • broadsword
  • small sword
  • sword and shield
  • sword and cloak
  • quarterstaff


Andy works with as many people as possible on as many projects as possible. He loves to see people he has connected go on to make something wonderful.

Andyは多くの人々や企画に関わってきた。その仲間達がどんどん素晴らしい成果を上げていくのをとても楽しみにしている。

Resume

performer tokyo 2002-present (selected)

  • The Loop- Performer  TV pilots filmed June, 2005 and March, 2004
    • Long form improvisation in sit-com format 2002-2005
  • SmaStation - Performer  Short video segments and live on-air for TV Asahi, 2003-2004
  • Out of this World - Featured Extra  A Junji Sakamoto film, 2004
  • Divina Commedia - Bilingual Lead Performer  Tokyo, September 2003

 

voiceover artist - tokyo 2003-present

  • Space Brothers - Performer  Feature film 2012
  • PlayersChannel - Performer  Promotional materials for on-line music instruction series created in Tokyo, 2011-present
  • What will humans eat in the 21st century? - Performer  English track for NHK documentary television program, 2005
  • ECDA - Performer  Narration for industrial promotional video and featured voice in Microsoft Japan’s in-house on-line English assessment software, 2003

director - tokyo 2002-present (selected)

  • The Dumb Waiter - Director   Japanese performers in Japanese. Tokyo performances March, 2012
  • Tales of the Echo- Director   Japanese performers in Japanese. Japan tour October, 2006
    • Director - Japanese performers in Japanese. Korea and Japan tour September-October, 2005
    • Assistant Director - Japanese performers in English. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Your City tour October-December, 2004
    • Assistant Director - Japanese performers in English. New York City and Japan tour Fall 2002. Also responsible for dialogue coaching, script rewrite, and composition of English lyrics.

writer - tokyo 2003-present

  • Momo - Script Doctor and Lyrics Children's musical, 2012
  • Hayabusa:Harukanaru kikan - Script Doctor / Subtitles  Feature film, 2012
  • Space Brothers - Script Doctor  Feature film, 2012
  • The Loop - Writer  TV sitcom pilot and episodes never aired, 2004-2005
  • The Snow Queen - Script Doctor and Lyrics  Children’s musical, 2004
  • A Christmas Carol - Book and Lyrics  Children’s musical, 2003

stage combat instructor - tokyo / honolulu 2002-present
Styles include: unarmed combat, broadsword, quarterstaff, single rapier, rapier and dagger, case of rapiers, small sword, sword and cloak, sword and buckler, and knife fighting.

  • Dueling Arts International - Certified Associate Instructor, 2007-present
  • Dueling Arts International Japan - Founding Member, 2007-present
  • Swords and Surf - Assistant Instructor for beginning and advanced summer school courses at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007
  • D’ell Arte Company - Instructor / Assistant Instructor for annual workshops, 2002-2006
  • New National Theatre - Instructor for workshop series, 2006
  • Teatro Echo - Instructor for workshop series, 2004

 

dialogue coach - tokyo 2001-present

  • 47 Ronin 2012
  • Batman Begins 2005
  • Beast of Bataan (currently on hold)
  • Emperor (in production)
  • Hayabusa: Harukanaru kikan 2012
  • The Last Samurai 2003
  • Leonie 2010
  • Letters from Iwo Jima 2006
  • Madame Butterfly 2011
  • Memoirs of a Geisha 2005
  • Memoirs of an Amnesiac 2010
  • Ninja 2009
  • Shirasa Jiro 2009
  • Silk 2007
  • Sushi King Goes to New York 2008

 

audition coach - tokyo 2004-present (selected)
Designed materials and provided instruction for hundreds of actors. 47 Ronin, Blindness, Leonie, Letters from Iwo Jima, Memoirs of a Geisha, Ninja, Sukiyaki Western, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Wolverine 2.

 

acting teacher - tokyo 2005-present (selected)

  • Act in 英語 - Designs and conducts group workshops for professional and amateur actors, 2010-present
  • YK Office - Designed and conducted two-hour group workshops for agency’s professional actors, 2009-2010
  • Model Language Studio - Designs courses and provides private instruction to professional and semi-professional actors, 2005-present
  • Tokyo Film Center School of Arts - Designed courses, assigned grades, and provided instruction for college-aged students. Two course levels for first, second and third-year students. 180 minute courses met one day/week, 2005-2008

education

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii — MFA in Theatre (Asian theatre performance) 1997-2000
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois - BS in Speech (theatre) 1989-1993

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