Siobhan Richardson from Intimacy Directors International will lead two workshops for theatre professionals, one for performers and one for directors, coaches and choreographers. This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Christie Lites Sales.
Intimacy For The Stage – Performers
Friday, February 16 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM
in the Backstage Theatre
In this workshop, you’ll learn specific techniques for accessing your vulnerability in a dramatic context, resulting in powerful chemistry between characters without compromising personal boundaries. It’s an exploration of intimacy within a dramatic context for the purpose of telling the story of the scene. The principles can include the intimacy between lovers, between parents and children, between dear friends, and can also apply to scenes of sexual violence. Discussion topics include: consent, boundaries, psychological safety, best practices and working conditions.Siobhan Richardson from Intimacy Directors International will lead two workshops for theatre professionals, one for performers and one for directors, coaches and choreographers. This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Christie Lites Sales.
Siobhan Richardson is an Intimacy Director, co-founder of Intimacy Directors International (IntimacyDirectorsInternational.com) and Canadian Intimacy for Stage and Screen (CISS.online), and one of two people in Canada recognized as an Intimacy Director by Tonia Sina, founder of the Intimacy For The Stage method. Siobhan is quickly building an impressive resume in this field, including several directing and teaching credits across Canada, Europe, and the USA. Credits include Serenity Wild (Tender Container), White Biting Dog (Soulpepper), Odd One Out (Human Wick Effect), Dancock’s Dance (The Hogtown Collective), How I Learned To Drive (Trinity College Dramatic Society, University of Toronto), Aunt Dan and Lemon (Shadowtime Productions), The Container (Theatre Fix), Hogtown (The Hogtown Collective), The Trial of Judith K (Thought For Food Productions), and assistant to Intimacy Choreographer Tonia Sina on The Bakkhai (Stratford Festival, directed by Jillian Keiley). Siobhan is also an actor/fighter/singer/dancer, and a fight instructor/director. siobhanrichardson.com/intimacy