Theatrical Intimacy Education Workshop

The South Florida Theatre League is excited to present a workshop on Staged Intimacy with Laura Rikard.

Theatrical Intimacy Education imparts directors, performers, production designers/crew/management and teaching artists/educators with the knowledge and tools for approaching sensitive material (for stage, film, and television) safely and ethically. In this workshop, participants will learn best practices for discussing and staging intimate content in class, rehearsal, and coaching without sacrificing creative vision and maintaining the joy of the creative process. All participants will be provided with the clear, specific vocabulary necessary to discuss sensitive or sexual content
and will learn how to resolve potential moments of conflict in a positive, productive, collaborative manner. Participants will engage in active discussions and exercises on the spectrum of intimacy in a theatrical context, both on and off stage, covering casting through production.
Participants should be aware that there are exercises that will ask participants to engage in physical touch with a partner. These exercises are voluntary and participants may choose to work on their own or observe.
No photography, audio recording, or video recording. Notes must be taken by hand and not on an electronic device.

Theatrical Intimacy Education Workshop
Saturday May 5
1:00 to 5:00 PM
Suggested Donation $10

at the University of Miami
Hecht Residential Hall
Second Floor
1231 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, 33146

Parking is available around the building. Any space except for those marked reserved.

Laura Rikard is (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) is a director, actor, stage movement specialist, intimacy choreographer, Assistant Professor of Acting, Directing and Movement at the University of Miami and a founding member of Theatre Intimacy Education. Directing credits include: The Seagull, Dead Man’s Cellphone, Spring Awakening, 13, the Musical, Romeo and Juliet, and others. Acting Credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire, By the Bog of Cats, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Macbeth, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Rhinoceros, and others. Stage Intimacy Choreography includes: Butterfly Kiss, Spring Awakening, Memory of Water, Refuge, Tall Grass Gothic, Lady Aoi, Agatha Christie’s The Patient, and The Red Paint. She has worked in film and television, NYC, regionally, on national tours, internationally and devised solo performance productions. She has been coaching and teaching for 18 years. Former students have won the National Shakespeare Competition at the Lincoln Center, been accepted to top training programs and are currently working on and off Broadway, in professional theatres in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, at top regional theatres and her students can also been seen in numerous films and television series. Learn more about Laura at She taught workshops and presented on Staging Intimacy at the ATHE Conference, the ATHE Directing Pre-Conference, Rose Bruford Conservatory, Brown University, Bucknell University, Temple University, Elon University, Emory/Henry University, Dell’ Arte, and University of Utah.