Ann James is an advocate for the growing field of Intimacy Direction and Coordination. She is a scholar as well as a consultant in professional theater, television and film settings.
Ann C. James has an extensive career in international stage direction and theater education. James recently made her debut as the first Black Intimacy Coordinator of Broadway for Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over. James serves as an intimacy and sensitivity consultant for Hamilton (USA) and Hamilton (UK), and serves as an Intimacy/Cultural consultant for the Broadway-bound productions Lempicka and Trading Places . In addition to her Broadway and West End credits, she has served as Intimacy Director and Sensitivity Specialist® for the provocative Off-Broadway productions of Moises Kaufman’s Seven Deadly Sins and Here There are Blueberries by Tectonic Theatre Project, Seize the King produced by Classical Theatre of Harlem, F*cking A at Fordham University, Twilight: Los Angeles,1992 and Dominique Morisseau's compelling play, Confederates at Signature Theater. Her intimacy work has featured James as an expert voice for Theatre Communications Group, HowlRound, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, and Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab West. Her company, Intimacy Coordinators of Color, has partnerships with Adelphi University, New York University, Columbia University, American Conservatory Theater, Brown University, Trinity Repertory Theater, A.R.T./New York, and ART at Harvard.