‘Intimacy’ workshops offered for actors, directors, crew and other creatives

Ita O’Brien.

The Equity Foundation will present a series of workshops and seminars with leading British “intimacy coordinator” Ita O’Brien in Australia and New Zealand in November and December.

Actors, directors, crew and other creatives from the stage and screen industries are invited to to learn O’Brien’s “best practice” approaches to intimacy, simulated sex scenes and nudity, implementing her Intimacy On Set Guidelines.

“Under-rehearsed or unsafe intimate scenes do not serve the production or keep the participants safe. There are countless examples of poor practice leaving actors with lasting damage and often compromising the production,” the Foundation said.

O’Brien works internationally as an intimacy coordinator and movement director in film, television and theatre. She also teaches in some of Britain’s premier acting schools, hosts Intimacy on Set workshops around the world, devises her own work and publishes research.

There will be three events per state. Applicants will be selected by O’Brien and a state-based industry judging panel.

Perth: November 11-13
Sydney: November 16-18
Brisbane: November 22-24
Melbourne: November 27-29
Adelaide: December 4-6
Auckland: December 10-12

For bookings and more information go here.