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  • Writer's pictureDr. Kate Busselle

...You need an Intimacy Specialist for that.

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Theatres all over the United States are in the throes of season planning. When whittling down which material would be the best fit for your theatre company, department, or group, it is worth asking which shows in consideration may require an intimacy director/choreographer/designer. Perhaps you already know the value of this work and are looking for suggestions for shows that would be a great opportunity to bring someone in.

Have no fear! Here are a few options for works that you want to bring an intimacy specialist on board to assist in a consent-based, ethical working environment. These lists are by no means exhaustive, but a jumping-off point for season consideration.

Plays Pre-1900

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Rover by Aphra Behn

Tartuffe by Moliere

La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler

Plays from 1900-1999

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Dutchman by Amiri Baraka

Equus by Peter Shaffer

Angels in America by Tony Kushner

The Homecoming by Harold Pinter

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman

Ruined by Lynn Nottage

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera

M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

Les Liaisons dangereuses adapted by Christopher Hampton

Extremities by William Mastrosimone

Plays from 2000-Present

In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks

Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka

Venus in Fur by David Ives

Indecent by Paula Vogel

In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl

Seminar by Theresa Rebeck

The Nether by Jennifer Haley

Hand to God by Robert Askins

Eclipsed by Danai Gurira

Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris


Spring Awakening

Hello Again

The Wild Party


Reefer Madness



The Rocky Horror Show

Heathers the Musical


Already set your season and need some help? Feel free to reach out here.


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