WHAT IS INTIMACY DIRECTION AND COORDINATION? 

Like fight choreography, intimacy direction and coordination are tools and practices that allow artists to create choreographed kissing, simulated sex acts, intimate touch, and instances of nudity/revealing dress in a way that is safe, consent-based, and repeatable. 

Intimacy direction is this work for theatre and live performances, and intimacy coordination is for television, film, and other recorded performances. 

It involves choreography, discussing consent and boundaries, and occasionally masking as needed. 

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE AN INTIMACY DIRECTOR OR COORDINATOR? 

  • The use of intimacy directors and coordinators is quickly becoming the industry standard.

  • You get the expertise of someone who is trained in physical and emotional storytelling. 

  • It provides actors and artists with practical tools to create compelling storytelling in environments that are physically and emotionally safe.

  • It frees theatre artists from having to share their own intimate personal experiences.

  • It prevents putting artists on the spot for knowledge or vocabulary gaps.

  • It’s automatically inclusive of trans, queer, and non-binary artists and stories.

  • It prevents creating an atmosphere of sexual abuse and/or harassment​.

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