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Intimacy On Stage – Guidelines for Practitioners


18 January 2021 11:00am   to   21 January 2021 1:00pm


Online via Zoom

Free Event

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This opportunity is available to FST members only. 

Join leading international Intimacy Coordinator and Founder of Intimacy on Set, Ita O’Brien (Low-Level Panic, The Censor, Food, Under the Blue Sky, Normal People, I May Destroy You) for two workshops exploring the ground-breaking new role of Intimacy Coordinator. 

Intimacy On Set Guidelines for Practitioners 

While we recognise that it is not possible to work with intimacy on stage at present, FST wanted to give members the opportunity to explore the Intimacy On Set Guidelines and best professional practice around creating a safe space ahead of returning to the rehearsal room.

This workshop is for all professional theatre practitioners wishing to create a safe working environment and incorporate best practice when working with intimacy. The sessions will introduce participants to the Intimacy on Set Guidelines, and the role of Intimacy Coordinator. 

The sessions will also include:

  • The implementation of the Intimacy on Set Guidelines, exploring the ethics of working with intimacy, from the auditioning process, rehearsals and performance. 
  • Key insights into how to approach intimacy, simulated sex scenes and nudity.  

The two sessions will take place on:

  • Monday 18 & Thursday 21 January 2021, 11am - 1pm
    Attendance at both sessions is mandatory to be accepted onto the course

During the 2 x 2hr sessions (delivered via Zoom), there will be an opportunity for discussion, with questions and a focus on consolidation and implementation into participant’s professional practice.

Apply to take part

This course is fully subsidised by FST and therefore free to attend. Due to the nature of the course and its delivery method, there are a limited number of spaces available.

If you would like to take part please follow the link below to complete an application form. Before you apply you must ensure that you are able to attend both sessions on the 18 & 21 January 2021.

Deadline for applications extended to Thursday 14 January, 10am

We hope to be able to accommodate most applicants but priority will be given to those who can demonstrate the potential impact of the course on their professional practice and/or those who are best positioned to share that practice within the sector. We will ensure that places are made available for both individual and full FST members.