Duel at Dusk Productions was founded in 1999, for the purpose of producing new original works for the Michigan Renaissance Fair across thier 15 stages.
DADP introduced all new original works for the fair and the public responded and word spread. Soon the company was being hired to create large scale productions and choreograph/teach stage combat all accross the US and abroad.
Through the years we have been fortunate to add some great members to the company, from award winning script writers and directors to renowned stage combat directors.
We are also the only company in the US that has an all fire combat team.
Some of our performances include
Michigan Renaissance Festival                       Wasteland Weekend
Labyrinth of Jareth                                            Combat Con
               Fox Theatre                                    Las Fallas Festival, Spain
      Gladiator Shows, Rome                          Salzburg Festival, Austria
For information about other shows please visit our gallery page
"This is what we love to do and it shows in every performance"

Our Founder

 Jp Dostal
Founding member of Duel at Dusk Productions he splits his time between the stage and business aspects of the company. A graduate from MSU with a Masters in International Business and a BA in Ancient History. That compiled with his background in theater and stage combat allows him to develop new and interesting approaches to theater. From an early age he was exposed to theater his interest began when he visited his cousins who were starring in CATS on Broadway in 1987. From then on he was hooked working on numerous productions across the us and abroad. In 1999 he formed Duel at Duel at Dusk Productions to take over the production of the Michigan Renaissance Fair, producing new and original programming across the 15 stages and seen by over 250,000 people. Since that time DADP has been hired to produce original shows from Austria to Spain and Italy.
Jp has also been training in weapons/Martial arts for over 26 years. His instruction began with Rapier in 1986 at age 6 in Toledo Spain from Maestro Valendo. Since that time Jp has branched out into many weapons and martial art styles from all over the world, Rapier, Katana, Broadsword, hook swords, sun & moon wheels, monks spade just to name a few. He also spent 3 years training with the legendary fight coordinator Bob Anderson. From the US to Europe, Japan to Australia he has coordinated fight scenes all over from Knights to Gladiators, Shakespeare to Samurais.