REGISTER: Sharing of Intimacy Guidelines

Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) opens registrations to a webinar on Sharing of the Intimacy Guidelines for Stage with Ita O’Brien, Intimacy Coordinator. This 90-minute webinar will take place on Zoom, Wednesday 4th August 10am – 11.30am.   

As part of ITI’s ACCELERATE programme we are delighted to host this session aimed at professional theatre actors, directors, producers/self-producing artists and casting directors/agents at a subsidised registration fee of €20 for organisations or €10 for independent artists/makers.

Join leading international Intimacy Coordinator and Founder of Intimacy on Set, Ita O’Brien (Normal People, I May Destroy You, The Great, Sex Education 1&2, Watchman – TV Series, It’s A Sin) exploring the ground-breaking new role of the Intimacy Coordinator.

Intimacy Guidelines for Stage
The session will 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 for Theatre.
> Covid Guidelines and how these will affect processes and protocols when working with intimacy on stage.

In addition to presentation of the Intimacy Guidelines there will be an opportunity for discussion, with questions and a focus on consolidation and implementation into practitioner’s professional practice.

How to register your place:
To register for this webinar please email attaching a copy of your CV and confirm your availability to attend the session.
Registration fee:
The registration fee will be taken upon the confirmation of a place at this webinar. If you need assistance with registering or have any questions, please contact the Irish Theatre Institute team on

Deadline to register: Thursday 29th July, 12pm (noon) Registration details from applicants will be viewed by the Irish Theatre Institute and Intimacy On Set teams. 

About Ita O’Brien
Ita O’Brien is the UK’s leading Intimacy Coordinator and founder of Intimacy on Set, her company set up in 2018, which provides services to TV, film, & theatre when dealing with intimacy, sexual content, and nudity. Ita’s credits include Normal People (BBC3/Hulu), It’s A Sin, Sex Education 1&2 (Netflix) and I May Destroy You (BBC/HBO). Ita featured as a key speaker at ITI’s Speak Up & Call It Out event (March 2018) and facilitated an Intimacy On Stage workshop in Dublin, hosted by ITI (January 2019).

About Intimacy on Set
Intimacy on Set was established in 2018 by Ita O’Brien in response to the growing demand  for Intimacy Directors/Coordinators for Theatre, Film and Television and teaching in Drama  Schools. At the heart of the organisation are the Intimacy on Set Guidelines which have  been adopted widely in the industry. Intimacy on Set provides experienced Intimacy  Directors/Coordinators to international productions, are training the next generation of  Intimacy Directors (theatre) and Coordinators (film & TV) for the global Industry, as well as  working with the leading Drama Schools, and sharing the Guidelines with staff and students  alike to embed best practice into each organisations’ ethos.

ITI’s ACCELERATE programme comprises information sessions, workshops, masterclasses, mentoring and training. It is aimed at addressing issues encountered by independent theatre artists and workers and offering professional development opportunities. ACCELERATE is supported by the Innovate Together Fund from Rethink Ireland.
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