Artist Bio

R&D Choreography

R&D Choreography is Victor Bayona (he/him) and Rick Gilbert (he/him). Getting a chance to work at The Goodman for the first time makes us feel like we won the lottery!  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 and/or intimacy for over three hundred productions and films. Our work has been seen at dozens of Chicago area theatres, including 16th Street, Akvavit, ATC, Factory, Lifeline, Oak Park Festival, Pride Films and Plays, The Paramount, Piven, Steep, Strawdog, and Theo Ubique.