Lisa Stevens

Intimacy Choreography / Intimacy Director / Intimacy Coordinator
AEA, CAEA, SSDC, BAE, ACTRA


“Chemistry is rooted in vulnerability between two harmonious minds.
Giving actors the freedom
to explore that authentic,
intimate expression in a safe, consensual, and diverse space
is my role."

 

Bio & CV

 

What is an Intimacy Coordinator?

An Intimacy Coordinator is a practitioner who advocates for the actor when scenes of intimate content, including nudity, sexual simulation or power dynamics exist. An IC brings a skill and a process to the set much like a stunt coordinator brings to a fight or a choreographer brings to a dance. Through open communication and clear conversations an IC establishes boundaries and consent amongst all departments so that the actor feels safe and emboldened to deliver a compelling story. An IC is NOT the sex police — quite the opposite. Once a set is deemed consensual, and boundaries are in place, the actor is liberated to connect to the physical and emotional story-telling...and have fun with it.

 

When You Need An Intimacy Coordinator

  • During intimacy — a structured approach to creating scenes & moments which include nudity, sexual simulation, mitigating power dynamics in the room.
  • Policy Support — developing, implementing and applying riders.
  • If an actor feels they need additional support, a bystander, or help moving through psychologically challenging material.
  • When minors are present for platonic and non-platonic intimacy
  • If a production wants to ensure a safe, happy work space
 

What I Bring

  • Over 30 years of professional experience in Choreography, Direction and Movement
  • Patience during challenging situations
  • Working aside the director as opposed to leading them.
  • Open communication
  • Practices for tagging in/out, establishing boundaries, and receiving consent in a timely manner
  • Options
  • Administration support — riders, coordinating departments.
 

For services contact:
Peter daCosta
daCosta Talent Agency
Toronto, Ontario
416.322.6554

For UK services contact:
Agent: Sam Day
InterTalent Group
sam@intertalentgroup.com
+44 (0) 207 427 5681