Intimacy in Performance Intensive

Schedule and Location

Monday, January 8, 2018 - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Crowne Plaza Chicago Ohare Hotel & Conference Center
5440 N River Rd, Rosemont, Illinois 60018


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Intimacy in Performance Intensive

A three-day intensive study of Intimacy forStage and Screen by the founders of Intimacy Directors International. During this intensive you’ll get an overview ofnumerous aspects of this work. We encourage all roles in the profession (actors, directors, stage managers, etc) to attend.

In this intensive, you’ll explore specific acting techniques and exercises to access this subtle and specific work. “Intimacy” in a performance context evokes images of kissingand sexual acts. But the term “Intimacy” also refers to thecloseness between dear friends, family, old enemies, and addressed during scenes of sexual violence. Details in choreography keep you connected to your scene partners, both emotionally and physically while respecting personal boundaries. A portion of each day will bedevoted to scene work where actor-participants can practice the rehearsal process, and director-participants can observe how these specialists approach this material.

Topics included

  • Actor’s prep for scenes of Intimacy, including script work, physical work, and emotional preparation
  • Choreographing simple scenes of intimacy(“they kiss”)
  • Communication of Personal Boundaries and other professional etiquette practices
  • Violent intimacy
  • Best practices and recommended working conditions
  • Consent in the theatre workplace
  • Psychological safety
  • Nudity
  • SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity codes

Price $350.00