my education & training

intimacy direction TRAINING

40+ hours of training

THEATRICAL INTIMACY EDUCATION

 

Upcoming: Staging Non Consent

Teachers TBA | March 2022

(3 hours)

 

Upcoming: Staging Outercourse

Teachers TBA | February 2022

(3 hours)

 

Upcoming: Staging Intercourse

Teachers TBA | February 2022

(3 hours)

 

Trauma-Informed Practices

Chelsea Pace | October 2021

(3 hours)

 

Intimacy Choreography

Chelsea Pace | February 2021

(7 hours)

 

Workshop Weekend

Chelsea Pace | November 2019

(16 hours)

INTIMACY DIRECTORS & CHOREOGRAPHERS

 

CERTIFICATION COURSE, LEVEL 2

Maya Herbsman, Claire Warden (Lavender Section) | June 2021

(15 hours)

CERTIFICATION COURSE, LEVEL 1

Maya Herbsman, Sarah Lozoff | January 2021

(12 hours)

 

Building Robust Pathways of Reporting

Zev Steinrock | November 2021

(1.5 hours)

 

Intro to Kink & BDSM for Theatre, TV, and Film

Dr Timaree Schmit | November 2021

[1.5 hours)

 

Consent Culture in Devised Theatre

Colleen Hughes | December 2020

(1.5 hours)

 

Everybody for Every Body: Understanding Boundaries for the Entire Creative Team

Claire Warden | December 2020

(1.5 hours)

 

Faculty Leadership: Facilitating Consent in High Contact Disciplines

Jill Matarelli Carlson | November 2020

(1.5 hours)

 

Consent in Rehearsals

Maya Herbsman | October 2020

(1.5 hours)

 

Considerations for Virtual Intimacy

Alicia Rodis, Sasha Smith | October 2020

(1.5 ours)

 

Building Closure Practices

Samantha Kaufman | October 2020

(1.5 hours)

 

Let’s Talk About Intimacy: Approaching Communication

Yarit Dor | August 2020

(1.5 hours)

 

Acting Intimacy Essentials

Jessica Steinrock | July 2020

(1.5 hours)

 

Intimacy Direction & COVID-19

Claire Warden | July 2020

(1.5 hours)

 

Working Together: Intimacy Directors & Fight Directors

Eli Lynn, Colleen Hughes | July 2020

(1.5 hours)

 

INTIMACY COORDINATORS OF COLOR

 

Intimacy Beyond the Binary

Adi Cabral, Kirsten Baity, Raja Benz, Jace Meyer-Crosby | May 2021

(3 hours)

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MENTAL HEALTH first aid & trauma-informed care

CERTIFICATION in Mental Health First Aid

(6 hours)

Mental Health First Aid Organization, July 2021

READINGS

  • How to Do The Work by Nicole LePera

  • Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

ANTI-RACISM & RACIAL EQUITY

Anti-Racist Theatre: A Foundational Course

(6 hours)
Nicole Brewer
March 2021

Building Racial Equity

(6 hours)
Race Forward
​August 2020

gender identity & sexual orientation

(Member of the LGBTQ community)

Self-Guided Foundational Safe Zone Training

(1 hour)
The Safe Zone Project
August 2020

anti-harassment

Stand Up Against Street Harassment

(1 hour)
Hollaback!
​July 2020

BYSTANDER INTERVENTIOn

Bystander Intervention Certification

(2 hours)
Intimacy Coordinators Alliance Film and Television

​July 2020

mediation & conflict resolution

​Bystander Intervention 2.0: Conflict De-escalation 

(1 hour)
Hollaback! 
​July 2020

READINGS

  • Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

allyship, advocacy & accomplice work

Queering the Schoolhouse: LGBTQ+ Inclusion For Educators

(12 hours)

Coursera: University of Colorado

December 2021

MOVEMENT & CHOREOGRAPHY

Familiarity with Viewpoints, Viola Spolin, and dance choreography

Alba Emoting, Level 2 Training

BYU-Idaho, 2006

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY & STAGE COMBAT

Experience performing, choreographing, and teaching hand-to-hand, unarmed combat, including group violence

Currently seeking certification -- details TBD

OTHER EDUCATION

​Bachelor's in Theatre Education
BYU-Idaho
December 2012