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Conference Add-On Workshops 

Intimacy Direction Workshops 
with Siobhan Richardson

We're pleased to host two Intimacy Direction workshops with Intimacy Director Siobhan Richardson.

These are offered as standalone workshops aimed at directors and choreographers with some experience staging intimate scenes, as well as instructors who work with actors in a theatre training program. 

Participants will gain a greater understanding of the role of an Intimacy Director and learn how to begin to incorporate best practices in rehearsal.

Workshop topics include:

  • an introduction to The Pillars (Best Practices)
  • an introduction to the applications of consent and how it applies within the rehearsal process (without slowing it down)
  • communication and acting exercises such as Instant Chemistry, Connecting Over a Distance, Intensity Scale, and an introduction to the physical vocabulary of touch (demonstrated with hands on arms)
  • an overview of specific scene work techniques that are particular to scenes of Intimacy
  • and an overview of CAEA and ACTRA rules regarding sex and nudity, including contracting and options that can be used in both union and non-union situations.
Please Note:

Both the May 29 and May 30 workshops will touch on similar points, however, due to the shorter instruction time May 30 will not be as in-depth.

Three subsidized spots are available for each workshop: one full subsidy, and two 50% subsidies. You will have the opportunity to indicate your request in the application form.

LOCATION: 
The Post at 750 (in the CBC Building) - Startup Studio
110-750 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 2R5

APPLICATION: Registration for this workshop is accepted by application only. Note the 6-hour session is now full; applications accepted for the 4-hour session on May 30 until the session is full. 

6-Hour Workshop **FULL**

DATE & TIME:
9:30am–4:30pm, Wednesday, May 29 (1-hour break on your own; lunch not provided) **SESSION IS FULL**

RECOMMENDED FOR directors and choreographers with some experience staging intimate scenes, as well as instructors who work with actors in a theatre training program.

WORKSHOP FEES: 
Conference Delegate Rate: $175 Non-Member / $150 GVPTA Member

Standalone Workshop (without conference): $200 Non-Member / $175 GVPTA Member
(Note: fees subject to tax)


4-Hour Workshop

DATE & TIME:
9:30am–2:30pm, Thursday, May 30 (1-hour break on your own; lunch not provided) 

OPEN BROADLY to directors (theatre, film & television), choreographers, actors, dancers, teachers.

WORKSHOP FEES: 
Conference Delegate Rate: $125 Non-Member / $100 GVPTA Member 

Standalone Workshop (without conference): $150 Non-Member / $125 GVPTA Member
(Note: fees subject to tax)


About Siobhan Richardson

Siobhan Richardson is an Intimacy Director, co-founder of Intimacy Directors International, and the only person in Canada recognized as an Intimacy Director by Tonia Sina, founder of the Intimacy For The Stage method.

Siobhan is quickly building an impressive resume in this field, including several directing and teaching credits across Canada, Europe, and the US. Directing credits include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Soulpepper); Bunny (Tarragon); Really, Really (Theatre Erindale); Serenity Wild (Tender Container and the frank theatre company); Odd One Out (Human Wick Effect); Love and Human Remains (University Players, University of Windsor); Aunt Dan and Lemon (Shadowtime Productions); The Container (Theatre Fix); The Trial of Judith K (Thought For Food Productions); and assistant to Intimacy Choreographer Tonia Sina on The Bakkhai (Stratford Festival, directed by Jillian Keiley).

Recent teaching credits include workshops across Canada, Europe, and the United States, including numerous post-secondary theatre programs across Ontario. An accomplished speaker, Siobhan has lectured at numerous occasions. Siobhan is thrilled to be offering education that is contributing to more joyful, more respectful, and safer workspaces, bringing Intimacy Directors into the rehearsal hall to support actors and directors in these sensitive moments which are so vital to plot and character development. Listen to her interview on CBC’s The Current (starts at 22:44), and read this National Post article.

Siobhan is also an actor/fighter/singer/dancer, and a fight director/stage combat instructor. In all her work, Siobhan is dedicated to the growth and development of the art form and for the artists in order to support a vibrant and healthy artistic community.

www.siobhanrichardson.com

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GVPTA acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia, The Government of Canada, BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver Cultural Services.

GVPTA acknowledges that this conference takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

GVPTA's 2019 Making A Scene Conference is sponsored by PACT and presented with the support of SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs and MAXguide.

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Co-hosted by
SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3

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