Registration is completed on receipt of payment. Cancellations before May 22nd will be returned in full minus $25 registration fee.
After May 22nd fees are non-refundable (unless a replacement attendee can be found to fill your spot).
Theatrical Intimacy Education Workshop
June 22nd and 23rd, 2019
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
151 West 30th St, 3rd Floor, NYC 10001
ATMOTION Center for Actors @ Balance Arts
Theatrical Intimacy Education is offering a two-day intensive workshop immersing participants in best practices for staging theatrical intimacy. This workshop will offer tools for dealing with in-class teaching/in-rehearsal coaching and student/actor preparation for scene work that contains intimate content. This workshop will also provide vocabulary for choreographing intimacy along with a practical component. The workshop will include exercises and discussion on healthy consent, boundary establishment, best rehearsal protocols and healthy strategies for communicating concerns. Participants will be guided in how to recognize moments of conflict and how to resolve those moments in a positive, productive manner. Learn strategies for casting, creating a safe and creative environment, formulating documentation, and following union protocols and policies. In this two-day workshop, participants will be empowered with tools and knowledge for applying this work to their practices.
Discount for Union members and students $250
Workshop Leaders - Theatrical Intimacy Educators
Chelsea Pace (SDC) is an intimacy choreographer, educator, movement specialist, and devisor working in Baltimore. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, President of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and a founder of Theatrical Intimacy Education. She has developed a comprehensive approach for actors, directors, and choreographers to efficiently, effectively, and ethically stage theatrical intimacy and has a book forthcoming on the progression (Staging Sex, Routledge Publishing). Chelsea has been invited to choreograph, teach, present, and consult on this work at universities and theatre companies around the country. www.chelseapace.com
Laura Rikard (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) is a director, actor, stage movement specialist, intimacy choreographer, Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of South Carolina Upstate and a founding member of Theatre Intimacy Education. She has worked in film and television, NYC, regionally, on national tours, internationally and devised solo performance productions. She has been coaching and teaching for 18 years. www.laurarikard.com