Introduction to Intimacy Direction (Saturday Session)
The staging of intimacy is one of the most vital conversations in today’s theatre. Claire Warden, a professional intimacy director whose groundbreaking work includes the first use of these principles and techniques on Broadway (in the recent revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and the current production of Slave Play) leads this introduction to build a consensual-based artistic workspace and the discipline of Intimacy Direction. Through a mix of exercises and discussions, participants will learn to understand, communicate, and advocate for respect, safety, and consent, and to create authentic and specific stories of intimacy. Guided by the base of IDI’s Five Pillars, participants will learn tools and language to approach basic intimacy in communication and choreography.