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Thursday, February 7 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Theatrical Intimacy Education

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Theatrical Intimacy Education imparts directors, performers, production designers/crew/management and teaching artists/educators with the knowledge and tools for approaching sensitive material (for stage, film, and television) safely and ethically. In this workshop, participants will learn best practices for discussing and staging intimate content in class, rehearsal, and coaching without sacrificing creative vision and maintaining the joy of the creative process. All participants will be provided with the clear, specific vocabulary necessary to stage sensitive content, and will learn how to resolve potential moments of conflict in a positive, productive, and collaborative manner.
No photography, audio recording, or video recording. Notes must be taken by hand and not on an electronic devices.


Laura Rikard

Laura (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) is a director, actor, stage movement specialist, intimacy choreographer, Assistant Professor of Theatre at USC Upstate, and a founding member of Theatre Intimacy Education. She has taught workshops and presented on Staging Intimacy at the ATHE Conference, the... Read More →