The Intimacy Coordinator's Guidebook:
Specialties for Stage and Screen
The Intimacy Coordinator's Guidebook: Specialties for Stage and Screen will be published early 2024 by Routledge Publishing.It is the first book on advanced intimacy choreography for theatre, film and television.
Just as one would not expect every stunt coordinator to be an expert at rigging, water and scenes of fire, intimacy coordinators, at an advanced level, also have specialties. The book addresses scope of practice, competencies, finding your lens, specialities, qualifications and hopes for the future.
I wrote several chapters (and edited the book), and have included chapters written by fellow industry professionals. Between chapters is a conversation with an actor, director or producer on their experiences working with an intimacy coordinator. I cannot wait for you to read it.
The Intimacy Coordinator's Guidebook includes contributions from:
Chelsea Pace - Forward
Chels Morgan - Cultural Coordinators
Amanda Edwards - Mental Health Coordinators
Cessalee Stovall - International Considerations
Kim Shively - Working with Minors
Katherine Blouse and me - Working with Fat Actors
Kaja Dunn - Black American Intimacy
Olivia Troy - BDSM
Megan Gilron and me - Rope Scenes
Amy Northup - Sexual Violence and Non-Consent
Amanda Cutting - Prosthetics
Ann James and me - The Intimacy Captain
Laura Rikard - Adapting Your Process
The Intimacy Coordinator's Guidebook includes conversations with: