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Master Workshops


The Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca offers directors, collaborating artists, and audiences a range of classes, intensives and workshops designed to augment working artists' skill sets and enrich personal creativity for all. 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 

Intimacy Direction: An Introduction for Directors, Actors, and Stage Managers
Teacher: Claire Warden, Intimacy Director 

Claire Warden, Intimacy Director and part of the teaching team of Intimacy Directors International, brings IDI's training, practices and methodology in the discipline of Intimacy Direction.  

An introduction to the discipline of Intimacy Direction with Claire Warden, an international leader of the movement. Learn about consensual based working and consent practices, creating and containing chemistry, and open and empowering communication. Actors will learn to understand, communicate and advocate for their and their scene partners respect and safety and how to create authentic and specific stories of intimacy. Directors will learn how to facilitate an equitable, safe and creative environment for intimacy work and effective communication of their vision and will explore the creative possibilities of the specificity of physical storytelling. Stage managers will learn how to hold and maintain an equitable, safe and creative environment for intimacy work, notation of intimacy choreography and protocols and procedures for intimacy work. 

 
Claire Warden Bio
Claire is an intimacy director, fight director, teacher and actress with twenty years experience in theatre, TV and film across America and the UK. Claire is an Intimacy Director and is the Intimacy Director Liaison with Intimacy Directors International and a founding member of Theatrical Intimacy (UK), where she is co-leading the introduction of intimacy direction to Great Britain. She has intimacy directed and consulted on numerous stage and screen productions across the east coast and is the Intimacy Consultant and Director at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has delivered workshops, presentations and panels at Julliard, Yale, NYU, Cambridge University, HB Studios, Sonoma State and for conferences and theatre communities on both sides of the Atlantic, including the TBA and TCG annual conferences. She is a faculty member of Shakespeare and Company, MA as fight and text teacher, a master teacher and the Director of Engagement with The Shakespeare Forum, NYC, assistant fight teacher at AMDA and a freelance choreographer and acting coach. Her movement training and extensive background in acting is coupled with her broad experience in working with directors and actors of all levels and backgrounds across the UK and America. Her focus, joy and purpose is empowering those she works with to achieve their full creative potential. She is deeply committed to serving the ensemble, advocacy for actors and supporting artists in their creative process. 
 
Workshop Schedule:
March 3, 2019 - 11-5pm
Workshop Location:
The Drama League Theater Center, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
Workshop Fee:
General Admission $100.00
Member/SDC/AEA   $80.00
Directors Project Alumni $60.00
Questions?  Please ask!  Reach out at education@dramaleague.org
 

For Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions, click here.

 

Intimacy Direction: Artist's Lab - An Advanced Class for Directors, Actors, and Stage Managers
Teacher: Claire Warden, Intimacy Director 
 
Claire Warden, Intimacy Director and part of the teaching team of Intimacy Directors International, brings IDI's training, practices and methodology in the discipline of Intimacy Direction.  
 
Specifically for directors, this advanced workshop delves deeper into the considerations of a director’s role when creating stories of intimacy. Explore power dynamics and the unique and complex factors at work when working with actors and stage management teams. Learn about the specific of physical story telling, the multiple considerations of working with actors in scenes of nudity and simulated sex and the new protocols around scenes of nudity and intimacy that are becoming standardized across the industry. Explore your own relationship to creating stories of intimacy, sex and sexual violence and learn self care methods for continued health and wellness within your work. Participation in the previous introductory workshop held in October 2018 or February 24th 2019 is required for participation in this workshop.   
 
If you are an actor interested in this class please contact Nilan Johnson at education@dramaleague.org
If you are a stage manager interested in this class please contact Nilan Johnson at education@dramaleague.org
 
Workshop Schedule:
March 3, 2019 - 11-5pm
Workshop Location:
The Drama League Theater Center, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
Workshop Fee:
General Admission $100.00
Member/SDC/AEA   $80.00
Directors Project Alumni $60.00
Questions?  Please ask!  Reach out at education@dramaleague.org
 
 
 

For Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions, click here.

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