1. Tools and Techniques 2. The Ingredients 3. Staging Intimacy 4. Recipes 5. Production Logistics 6. Staging Sex: A-Z Appendix: Theatrical Intimacy Education
Chelsea Pace (SDC, MFA Arizona State University) is an intimacy choreographer and movement specialist. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and she choreographs and consults on best practices for staging intimacy for professional and educational theatre and film across the country. Chelsea is Co-Founder and Head Faculty of Theatrical Intimacy Education and President of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. www.chelseapace.com and www.theatricalintimacyed.com. Laura Rikard (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC) is a director, actor, theatre educator, acting coach, and intimacy specialist. She is Co-Founder and Head Faculty of Theatrical Intimacy Education. She is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of South Carolina Upstate. www.laurarikarddirector.com.
"Staging Sex makes an excellent case for implementing a
movement-based system for staging intimacy that is specific,
desexualized, and repeatable. It addresses the explicit and
implicit power structures within rehearsals and provides a pathway
for actors to have agency over their own bodies."
-Hillary Boyd, Theatre Topics, Volume 31, Number 2, July 2021, pp. 203-204