How Intimacy Directing Is Changing the Theater and Film World
Music and Performing Arts, College of
Theatre and Dance, Department of
BURS Faculty Advisor
Dr. James Al-Shamma
On stage and screen, actors frequently find it difficult to navigate intimacy; in fact, the lack of guidance in this area has opened the door to abuse and mistreatment for conceivably as long as acting has been practiced. Intimacy directing is a tool that has been developed recently to help actors feel comfortable and be safe while negotiating intimate scenes. Since the arrival of the #MeToo movement, the establishment of clear and firm boundaries has become imperative; the normalization of intimacy direction will provide an avenue to comfortable, professional, and, most importantly, safe intimacy scenes on stage and screen.
Farley, Jessica M., "How Intimacy Directing Is Changing the Theater and Film World" (2022). Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). 269.