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WORKSHOP: Introduction to Intimacy in Performance Session 2
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WORKSHOP: Introduction to Intimacy in Performance Session 2

An introduction to staging intimacy from the perspective of the actors, directors, and stage managers. This workshop offers theatre-makers the tools to approach basic intimacy practice including consensual based working, creating and containing chemistry, communication and choreography.

When: 04/28/2019
2:00 PM
Where: Studio 316
132 Ipswich St
Boston, Massachusetts  02215
United States
Presenter: Claire Warden
Contact: John Meredith

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As a continuation of our Line Drawn Initiative work, StageSource in developing programming and resources to create safe work spaces, and prevent harassment in the New England Theatre Community.

Learn from Claire Warden, an international leader of the Intimacy Direction movement and part of the teaching team of Intimacy Directors International (IDI). This workshop is an introduction to the discipline of Intimacy Direction and the considerations required when creating and performing scenes of intimacy. You will learn consensual based working practices and open and empowering communication. You will learn to understand, communicate and advocate for your and fellow artist's respect and safety, and how to facilitate an equitable, safe and creative environment for intimacy work.

This workshop is designed for Actors, Directors, Stage Managers, and other theatre artists who are active in the rehearsal room.  If you're a theatre administrator, check out the other workshop at 3:30pm.

There are only 20 slots available, so grab yours before it's gone!


Early Bird Registration for StageSource Members is $40

Registration for StageSource Members after April 17th & Non-Members is $60*

*We have two financially supported slots available.  Please apply here. Contact with any questions.


April 28th from 2pm - 5pm
Hosted by Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Studio 316
132 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215

Intimacy Directors International

CLAIRE WARDEN (she/her/hers) is an intimacy director and coordinator, fight director, teacher and actress with over twenty years experience in theatre, TV and film across America and the UK. She is the Director of Engagement with Intimacy Directors International and a founding member of IDI - UK, and is co-leading the intimacy direction movement across America and the world. Claire consults for and intimacy coordinates on television networks, including HBO, as well as independent films. She will shortly be making history as the first intimacy director in a Broadway production for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, with Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon. Off-Broadway, she was the intimacy and fight director of Slave Play (NYTW), Daddy (Vineyard/New Group) and the upcoming BLKS (MCC Theatre) as well as others both in New York and regionally. 

Claire trains faculty & students in acting training institutions across the country, including Yale, NYU, Stella Adler, Cambridge University (UK), the O’Neill Theatre Center, Muhlenberg College, Sarah Lawrence, HB Studios, UConn, Northeastern University, Sonoma State and is the Intimacy Consultant and Director at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has presented and given workshops for conferences and  theatre communities on both sides of the Atlantic. She is also part of the teaching team of Intimacy Directors International, training the next generation of Intimacy Directors, Choreographers and Coordinators.

She is a faculty member of Shakespeare and Company, MA as fight and text teacher as well as a freelance choreographer and acting coach.  Her movement training and extensive background in acting is coupled with her broad experience in working with directors and actors of all levels and backgrounds across the UK and America. Her focus, joy and purpose is empowering those she works with to achieve their full creative potential. She is deeply committed to serving the ensemble, advocacy for actors and supporting artists in their creative process.

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