A Look into the Role of an Intimacy Director

Intimacy Director

What is an Intimacy Director?

Writer Eli Keel of Leo Weekly explores the subject of onstage intimacy, the specific role of an intimacy director, and the process of their work.  Keel spoke in his article to  Alicia Rodis, a member of Intimacy Directors International about the “four pillars” of intimacy direction:

Consent: Get the performers’ permission.
Communication: Talk throughout the process aboutwhat is/isn’t working.
Choreography: Don’t add anything extra.
Context: Don’t change something in another scene without communicating about adjusting the choreography and seeking consent to do so.

You can read the entire article here: How a kiss is not a kiss, and punches are pulled in acting

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Eli Keel's article was posted on Leo Weekly,  an online source of arts and entertainment news in Louisville, KY.

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