May 10, 2023 at 10am
This workshop is an explorative, open conversation about what intimacy professionals look for in dramatic texts to bring scenes of intimacy to life. What do intimacy directors look for in both dialogue and stage directions and how can we as writers provide descriptive (not prescriptive) scenes of intimacy? In addition to an introduction to intimacy directors/coordinators and their process, we will also briefly cover the interesting history of stage directions and their current status in contemporary theatre writing. The script is more than just an opportunity for storytelling; it is an invitation to collaborate and communicate with actors, directors, designers and audiences.
A little bit about Rebecca Lashmar
Rebecca Lashmar is an actor, writer, and intimacy director currently residing in Toronto, Canada. She is currently in school for her MA at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Honours Acting from the University of Windsor, a diploma in Art Administration and Leadership from Queen’s University and is a certified Mental Health Practitioner.
With a focus on consent-based and trauma-informed practices, Rebecca has a love for unapologetic storytelling, collaboration and text analysis. She sits on both the Marketing and Outreach Committee and the Workshop Committee at the National Society of Intimacy Professionals (NSIP), a not-for-profit organization which provides
resources and ongoing training to intimacy professionals in Canada, as well as internationally.
Most recently, Rebecca spoke at the first-ever Intimacy Conference for Intimacy Coordination in Berlin, Germany, which was received with a standing ovation. When not in the theatre or on campus, Rebecca enjoys horror films, reading, and baking.
- “On Burnout Culture” (smart Magazine, Issue 10)
- The Routine (OAC Funded)
- Fairchild (Driftwood Theatre)
- Romeo and Juliet (Sunbeam Theatre)
- Jesus Christ Superstar (Sheridan College)
- Portia’s Julius Caesar (University of Waterloo)
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