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Adi Cabral

dialect coach, intimacy director, actor, and educator bringing LGBTQ+ inclusive and culturally competent practices to the performance training classroom

Adi Cabral is a dialect coach, intimacy director, and actor who has worked with theatrical companies around the country including the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities (CO), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (MO), Southwest Shakespeare Company (AZ), Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (NV), New Repertory Theatre (MA), Central Square Theatre (MA), Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NY), Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company (TX), New Hazlett Theater (PA), and Hangar Theatre Company (NY). Adi is a certified teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and Fitzmaurice Voicework and is a certified Master Reiki Healer and Teacher. They currently serve as Associate Professor of Voice and Movement at the University of Nevada, Reno where their research focuses on training methods for the LGBTQ+ Identified actor. Cabral is the co-author of the text "Here’s How to Teach Voice and Communication Skills to Transgender Women.” For more information, please visit www.adicabral.com.

An actor touches the face of another actor while standing on a darkened stage.
Bringing Identity to Staged Intimacy

Bringing Identity to Staged Intimacy

A Conversation with Adi Cabral

1 September 2022

Ann James talks to Adi Cabral about Cabral’s path though the intimacy industry. As a practitioner and professor, Cabral approaches intimacy choreography by centering harm prevention while working to create opportunities for students to identify and grow within their boundaries.