The role of an Intimacy Coordinator/Director is to support content of a theatrical or screen project that might propose risks related to sexual violence or psychological injury, including the following:
- Simulated sexual activity
- Simulated sexual violence, assault or harassment (including sexism)
- Nudity (simulated or actual) and/or the practice of undressing
- Other intimate acts (kissing, embracing, lifting)
- Intimacies specific to LGBTIQA+ interactions, power dynamics and settings
My work in intimacy and consent is also relevant to content involving physical contact between adults and children, actors with a large age gap between them, actors of varying physical ability, even between actors playing living and dead, unconscious or immobilised characters.
My approach is characterised by the following:
- Consent-forward and trauma-informed
- Sex-positive and queer inclusive
- Pragmatic using forthcoming language
- Non-violent communication
- Providing support for independent decision-making, not policing
- Activity-based, focused on enjoyment and professionalism
In terms of process, you can expect:
- the best time to engage an intimacy coordinator is ASAP! The earlier we’re a part of the project, the more impact we can have and flexibility to fit in with your project schedule.
- consultation with the creative team is a crucial part of the process so we can engage with all elements of the scene content (director vision/costume/makeup/lighting etc) to provide support and solutions
- time to check in with the performers to discuss their needs and support them to identify and navigate the bridging of their boundaries/experience as an actor and the boundaries/experience of the character
There are many resources out there about Intimacy Professionals to help you find the right fit for your project, but here’s a few more reasons why you should save time and choose me:
- I have trained with Intimacy On Set in the UK with Ita O’Brien, and with IDC Professionals in the US (via Zoom) with Alicia Rodis
- I am trained in Mental Health First Aid and Medical First Aid
- I have over three years’ experience in theatre rehearsal rooms and have also worked on television sets
- I started out as a publicist and production assistant so I understand how to advocate for the creatives while balancing the needs of the producers
- I’m a consent educator, so I have a strong sense of how to practice safely and manage concerns proactively
- Being queer and an artist in my own right gives me a fresh take on intimacy craft that I am immensely passionate about sharing
If you are interested in discussing your project, please contact me.
Rates are industry-standard.