Only the weapons are fake

Alexis Hauk profiles Robb Hunter, armorer and fight choreographer. Hunter worked on the epic fight in act 2 of Superior Donuts for Studio Theatre’s production.

Weapons alone don’t transform a decent fight scene into a meaningful one, though, and Hunter believes that each piece should say something about a character—or at least it should emerge from its environment. “I get a little sad when people are like, ‘We’re doing Macbeth. I need 12 swords and a few shields,” he says. “The audience doesn’t know what they’re missing—until you do it for them differently.”