This introductory workshop invites actors to learn basic tools for navigating Consent, Boundaries and Sensitivities within Staged Intimacy and any moments that are physically and emotionally vulnerable in acting. As well as practical exercises, guidelines will be offered supporting performers through the audition process, rehearsals, tech and performance which will allow them to work in a more sustainable, empowered and creative way and to allow more emotional and physical security in their work. A priority will be developing a working language for the acting of Love, Passion, Intimacy and Touch on stage.

Topics will include:

  • exploring conditions that can best support the creation of intimate Content from Page to Stage
  • principles of consent-based practice, and working within boundaries
  • establishing and maintaining boundaries
  • more effective communication around creating Intimate Content
  • the role of an Intimacy Director and how can they support performance
  • closure, deroling and self-care

Applicants should be 18+

Please wear loose clothing as there will be practical work on the floor.

There will be no nudity, lip-to-lip contact or acting of intimate scenes.

This is an introductory workshop for actors only and is in no way a training for prospective Intimacy Professionals.

PROVIDER:                 Sue Mythen (Hosted by Safe to Create)

DATES:                        Saturday 13th April 2024

TIME:                           10AM TO 5PM (including a 1-hour lunchbreak from 1-2pm)

COST:                          €15 (Access costs will be covered, and travel bursaries will be offered to participants based outside Dublin – applicants must be resident on the island of Ireland)

FORMAT:                    In-person, tutor led

LOCATION:                 Dublin City Centre Venue (TBC)


FURTHER INFO:         There are 18 places on the workshop.

To secure a place, please email with:

  1. An up-to-date CV
  2. A short paragraph stating why you are interested in participating in the workshop (200 words max)

Places will be offered based on eligibility ​and on a first come first served basis. 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 11 April.

NB: Please note that this workshop is not training to become an intimacy professional but is an introduction to principle that can influence an artist’s current practice.