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Occurs on Sunday February 11 2024

All Day Event


Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 - 5th Avenue NW
Lower Level
Calgary AB T2N 0V7

Play Notes

× Intro to Theatre Intimacy: Consent and Boundaries

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of theatre intimacy, it’s history and it’s importance in professional and amateur settings. Participants will learn about: Community agreements, Communication, Consent and Boundaries, Exercises/Partner practices, and Care/Closure/Grounding techniques. All of these exercises and techniques are designed to increase ability to communicate boundaries and knowledge in order to advocate for yourself and others. Take home slides/notes and Resources will be provided for further learning.

Disclaimer: This workshop will not equip you with all tools necessary to be an Intimacy director.

This workshop is intended for ages 16+

Anastasia St. Amand (she/her) is a queer certified intimacy director and coordinator, an award-nominated actor, and award-winning fight director who hails from Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 Territory. She works teaching and directing students at Ambrose University, Willow Park School and Calgary Arts Academy. She is the workshop committee chair and a board member for the National Society of Intimacy Professionals (NSIP), a proud team member of Principal Intimacy Professionals (PIPs), and an assistant instructor for PIP’s SAG-accredited intimacy professional training program.

She directs with a sense of joy, exploration, and collaboration. She has had the great fortune to hone her skills in Alberta’s welcoming and energetic communities. Anastasia holds accreditation in Mental Health First Aid and Psychological First Aid as well as Standard First Aid and CPR, and holds mental health and a trauma-informed care as central to her practice.

Select credits Include: Hurry Hard (Western Canada Theatre), Brontë (Studio Theatre UofA), A Midsummer Nights Dream, Measure For Measure (Free Will Shakespeare), 52 Pick-Up, Constellations (DIY), Genesis: The Mary Shelly Play (ACT Edinburgh Fringe), 13 (ABBEDAM UofA), Guilty Party (Paramount+), Superman & Lois S3 (Warner Bros), Peacemaker (HBO), Upload S2 (Amazon). Special thanks to her PIPs Pals and loved ones for their ongoing support.

Sunday, Febrary 11,9:00 - 4:00pm

PRICE: $40

Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW, Lower Level), Studio B

This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts as part of the ‘Workshops by Request: Hometown Series’

This workshop is presented at this low cost in the spirit of community theatre.

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