LEARN MORE!

Want to learn more about intimacy direction & coordination? Check out these resources! 

ORGANIZATIONS

Intimacy Directors & Coordinators Formerly Intimacy Directors International. Providing training, certification, and intimacy direction/coordination services.

Theatrical Intimacy Education

Providing training and intimacy direction/coordination services. 

Intimacy Directors of Color

Providing training and consultations with a focus on de-colonizing the industry of intimacy direction and coordination. 

Intimacy for Stage and Screen 

Formerly Intimacy Directors International UK

National Alliance of Intimacy Professionals (NAIP)

A newly formed organization allowing intimacy professionals to collaborate and set industry standards. 

Ita O'Brien

UK based intimacy coordinator with lots of good resources on her site

EMPOWER YOUR ACTORS!

Want to make your theatre or film/tv set a safer and more empowering place in general? Use these guidelines!

general guidelines

Utilize audition disclosures. See example below. 

Have a clear code of conduct, with expectations of behavior, consequences for violating expectations, and clear reporting structures. See this example. 

Allow actors time to establish and communicate: 

1. Their boundaries before intimacy. 

2. A "safeword" and/or signal to use during choreography.

3. A moment of closure after intimacy. 

Never hold auditions or meetings in hotel rooms. While auditions may be closed or private, there should always be a 3rd party present. 

Do not require nudity or intimacy at auditions. If you feel the need to know about tattoos, scars, or body hair, you can ask actors about this on their audition form. If you would like to take body shape into consideration, ask actors to wear form-fitting clothing to the audition. 

For theatre: Never take video or photos of intimacy rehearsals. Have the stage manager take detailed notes, or do an audio recording describing the choreography while actors say their lines. 

AUDITION DISCLOSURES

Audition disclosures are a way to empower actors and communicate what will be required of them if they are cast in a role. It helps the creative team share their vision for the production and be upfront about their expectations, and prevents abuse.

BOOKS

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Chelsea Pace, co-founder of Theatrical Intimacy Education, shares her philosophy and tools for creating ethical intimacy. (This shouldn't be a replacement for formal training, but is an excellent introduction and resource.)