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Register to Attend a Working with Intimacy Directors Workshop
RWP Equity invites you to join us online for our workshop, Working with Intimacy Directors. Intimacy direction is quickly becoming an industry standard and essential part of many productions. This seminar will introduce you to how an intimacy director helps artists navigate the complex matters of scenes with intimacy or emotionally triggering material.

Whether you’re a performer or director, an intimacy director is essential in finding a respectful balance between the creative needs of the project and everyone’s safety.

Date: Monday, December 5th
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Online via Zoom

ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

To attend, please register here.

Feel free to submit a question in advance while registering to ensure it is asked during the webinar!
Your instructors:

Stephanie Breton - Since 2018, Stephanie has put in over 100 hours of training as an Intimacy Professional. In the last 2 years, she’s Intimacy directed 6 projects and Intimacy Coordinated over 25 projects. She is a bilingual actor (ACTRA/UDA/CAEA member) that has been working for over 20 years in countless productions: on screen, in theatre and in video games. She’s directed over a dozen theatre productions, both in French and English and has experience as a dramaturg and co-artistic director of a festival of short plays. She was also a figure skating coach and choreographer for almost 20 years and teaching Intimacy for the stage and screen is really a passion of hers.

Siobhan Richardson is a pioneer voice in Intimacy for Stage and Screen across Canada and around the world. As a part of the negotiating team, Siobhan was an instrumental element for bringing terms regarding Intimacy and Intimacy Directors into the Canadian Theatre Agreement. Her Intimacy Direction has been seen on some of Canada’s premiere stages (National Arts Centre, The Canadian Opera Company, The Shaw Festival, and The Stratford Festival, to name a few), at numerous Universities, and around the world through online performance and education. Her work comes from a holistic perspective informed by all her specialties: an award-winning actor/fighter/singer/dancer, a Fight Director, an Intimacy Director and Coordinator, and as a teacher, all of which have taken her across Canada, into the States and across Europe, in professional and amateur settings, and in educational institutions.

Equity encourages artists from all equity-seeking groups to access our Mental Health & Wellness program and to attend the online Webinars. Facilitating participation of historically under-represented communities in these and all of Equity’s activities is a fundamental commitment to Equity’s membership.

As artists across the country return to work in the live performance industry, it is imperative that we consider the impact the pandemic has had on each of us and the importance of using our training to create a safe, equitable workplace, and make the most of our work opportunities.

Equity gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding of these programs through the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund (CPAWRF). / Equity tient à remercier le Gouvernement du Canada, qui a financé le Programme de réactivation par le biais de Patrimoine Canada et du Fonds pour la résilience des travailleurs du secteur des spectacles sur scène du Canada (FRTSSSC).


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