Hello!

I'm glad you found me! I'm an intimacy director and coordinator living and working in Salt Lake City, Utah. I've been training and practicing in this work since 2019, and have almost 100 hours of training with Intimacy Directors & Coordinators, Theatrical Intimacy Education, and Intimacy Coordinators of Color.

I've trained with some of the industry's leading figures in intimacy work, including Alicia Rodis (HBO Head of Intimacy), Sarah Lozoff (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Lizzy Talbot (Bridgerton, The Witcher), and Claire Warden (Drama Desk Award nominee, Slave Play). 

 

I'm also trained in trauma-informed practices and certified in mental health first aid, and I'm passionate about making the entire experience of touch between actors safe and effective for everyone involved.

I have a Bachelor's in Theatre Education, and over 20 years of experience in theatre as an actress, director, choreographer, and teaching artist. I bring all of those things to the table when I join your production team. You can read more about my theatre experience here

I come to this work from a place of mental health advocacy, social justice, and a passion for storytelling. I serve as both a choreographer and an advocate, and work with the creative team and actors to choreograph powerful stories involving intimacy, nudity, violence/stage combat, and/or vulnerable scenes, while still respecting boundaries. 

 

I passionately believe that when actors feel safe and respected, they're able to be the most free and creative artists in the world!

 

I'd love to be a part of your project, whether it's big or small. Check out my training and experience, and shoot me an email at lizwhittakeremail@gmail.com!

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CURRENT & upcoming PROJECTS

Intimacy direction for As You Like It with Mad King Productions (July/August 2022)

Intimacy direction for Much Ado About Nothing with Grassroots Shakespeare Company

(July/August 2022)

Intimacy direction for My Brother Was a Vampire with Plan-B Theatre Company

(October 2022)

Borachio and Margaret in "Much Ado About Nothing"
Borachio and Margaret in "Much Ado About Nothing"

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Ariel and Chuck in "Footloose"
Ariel and Chuck in "Footloose"

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Aubrey and Ethan in "Safe"
Aubrey and Ethan in "Safe"

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Borachio and Margaret in "Much Ado About Nothing"
Borachio and Margaret in "Much Ado About Nothing"

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