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Broadway Intimacy Director Claire Warden on Returning to the Rehearsal Room

Claire Warden works as an intimacy coordinator and consultant on numerous television productions under various studios including HBO, Hulu, Amazon, Showtime, as well major motion picture studios such as Sony and 20th Century Fox... Read More

40 mins
6/4/21

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Claire Warden works as an intimacy coordinator and consultant on numerous television productions under various studios including HBO, Hulu, Amazon, Showtime, as well major motion picture studios such as Sony and 20th Century Fox. She recently made history as the first intimacy director on a Broadway production, for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, with Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon and has since worked on numerous other Broadway shows, including Slave Play, Jagged Little Pill, The Inheritance and Company. In the 2020 season, Claire was awarded a special Drama Desk award for "her pioneering work as an intimacy choreographer... and her leadership in the rapidly emerging movement of intimacy direction

In this episode of The Comeback Project, we speak with Claire about the challenges facing theatremakers as we return to the rehearsal room after over a year. We candidly discuss how we as directors can make space for the challenges we have all collectively faced during the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can be a conduit of change within our industry.

More about The Comeback Project:

The Comeback Project is a conversation series to help theatermakers restart in the wake of the pandemic. This premiere conversation features international theatermakers from countries in which theaters have partially or fully reopened during the pandemic.

By bringing together experts from within the industry and equally, from beyond the industry, The Comeback Project hopes to provide resources and strategies for arts-workers from all corners of the theatrical world planning their return to in-person work. These thought-provoking conversations aim to respond to the challenges the theater community is facing in real time and future conversation topics will include: Returning to the Rehearsal Room (featuring those who’ve done it), Lessons from Sports and Television, Making Outdoor Theater, and more.

Co-created by theater directors Sammi Cannold (Evita, New York City Center) & Rebecca Aparicio (Jack and the Beanstalk, A.R.T.) in partnership with Broadway Podcast Network.

Visit BPN.fm/TheComebackProject for more information!

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