What is Intimacy Directing?
Like fight choreography, intimacy choreography allows theatre makers to create work that is safe and repeatable. Using a set of tools, practices, and philosophies learned in training, I work to create staged kissing, simulated sex acts, intimate touch, and instances of nudity/revealing dress while helping actors to establish and communicate boundaries. With intimacy direction, directors get what they want and actors know what's coming.
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BOOKS & WEBSITES
Staging Sex by Chelsea Pace
Theatrical Intimacy Education
Intimacy Directors International
BBC: The Women Helping Hollywood Shoot Safer Sex Scenes
New York Times Magazine: The Sex Scene Evolves for the #MeToo Era
Refinery 29: SAG-AFTRA Is Working Hard to Make Hollywood Safer for Its Stars
Sydney Morning Herald: Rules of Engagement: How Actors and Directors Create Intimacy Onstage
San Francisco Chronicle: Intimacy Choreographer Maya Herbsman Makes Staged Sex Safe Sex
The Guardian: Safe Sex On Set: The Rise of Intimacy Coaches