What is theatrical intimacy?
Moments of close or physical contact between actors where actors are intimate either emotionally, physically, or romantically.
“The purpose of theatrical intimacy education is not only to protect the actors emotionally, physically, and mentally -- because at the end of the day, all an actor has is their brain, their body, and their heart, but also to reestablish how we do things and how we set things up... It's a different layer of respect that hasn't been established in the profession until now." - Rachel Pusey
Goals of Theatrical Intimacy Education
“And if you're going to ask somebody to use so much of themselves consistently, everyday, to give, whether it's entertainment or art, you need to think about all the things that have happened to that person even though they are not happening to you. That's respect for our fellow artists." - Rachel Pusey
Because of theatrical intimacy, the rehearsal process for Trojan Barbie has always felt like a place of safety — where all artists are caring for one another in order to tell the story to the best of our abilities.”