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Friday, July 12 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Kick-off Keynote Address With Laura Rikard

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Laura (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) is a director, actor, stage movement specialist, intimacy choreographer, and a founding member of Theatre Intimacy Education. Directing credits include: The Seagull, Dead Man’s Cellphone, Spring Awakening, 13, the Musical, Romeo and Juliet, and others. Acting Credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire, By the Bog of Cats, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Macbeth, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Rhinoceros, and others. Stage Intimacy Choreography includes: Scenes from an Execution, Three Guys and Brenda, Tally’s Folly, Omnium Gatherum, The Red Paint, and Fun Home. She has worked in film and television, NYC, regionally, on national tours, internationally and devised solo performance productions. She has been coaching and teaching for 19 years. Former students have won the National Shakespeare Competition at the Lincoln Center, been accepted to top training programs and are currently working on and off Broadway, in professional theatres in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, at top regional theatres and her students can also been seen in numerous films and television series. She is a recipient of the best acting award at the Virginia Film and has been named by Academic Keys as a "Who's Who in Fine Arts Education" Festival. She has taught performance at the University of Virginia, Stephen F. Austin State University, Brown University, and the University of Miami. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of South Carolina Upstate. She is also a proud mom of infant twins, Ellie and Maisie. Learn more about Laura’s work at laurarikard.com, laurarikarddirector.com, and theatricalintimacyed.com.

Founded in 2017, Theatrical Intimacy Education is a consulting group specializing in researching, developing, and teaching best practices for staging theatrical intimacy. Theatrical Intimacy Education empowers artists with the tools to ethically, efficiently, and effectively stage intimacy, nudity, and sexual violence. We train the whole company, department, or ensemble in TIE Best Practices so that you aren’t on your own when the choreographer goes home. This is about culture change, not just choreography. We believe that staging theatrical intimacy should be Ethical, Efficient, and Effective and we want to train you to do it.


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Laura Rikard

Theatrical Intimacy Education
Laura (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) is a director, actor, stage movement specialist,intimacy choreographer, and a founding member of Theatre Intimacy Education.Directing credits include: The Seagull, Dead Man’s Cellphone, SpringAwakening, 13, the Musical, Romeo and Juliet, and others. Acting... Read More →

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Theatrical Intimacy Education

Theatrical Intimacy Education (Theatrical Intimacy Education LLC, TIE) is a consulting group specializing in researching, developing, and teaching best practices for staging theatrical intimacy. TIE also offers choreography services to professional and educational theatre compani... Read More →



Friday July 12, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
The Night Rider 416 W South St, Raleigh, NC 27601