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Friday, October 23, 2020
1:00 PM






Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality


In recent years a new film/television/theater career has emerged in the wake of #MeToo: the Intimacy Coordinator. This role works with all parties involved to provide a safe environment when acting out intimate scenes. Join us as we hear from Jessica Steinrock (she/her), a working Intimacy Coordinator for TV and film and intimacy director for theatre and live performance about her career and the importance of this role. Jessica is also the CEO of Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, the leading institution for training and education regarding intimacy in entertainment. Her credits include Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu and Never Have I Ever on Netflix. Jessica is a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois and looks forward to graduating this year. Willem Harling will be facilitating the talk. Will (he/they) is a third year in the college, majoring in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Theater and Performance Studies. In addition to studying these fields and their intersections academically, he has acted, directed, and served as a UT Committee member.

The Feminist/Queer Praxis series, aimed at undergraduate audiences, brings artists, activists, scholars, and professionals to CSGS to talk about their work in the world as people committed to queer and feminist values and action.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required via the Zoom link below.

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Co-sponsored by Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS).