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Colleen Hughes

Colleen (she/her) is an intimacy director and coordinator. Through her collaboration with trusted colleagues, she is at the vanguard of a movement to bring increased agency and transparency to the entertainment industry.

As an intimacy director and coordinator, Colleen brings a trauma-informed and human-first approach to scenes of simulated sex, nudity, and hyperexposure. 

She has collaborated with artists from around the globe, including Maya Hawke on the official music video for Thérèse, with over 5 million views on YouTube (also available on Apple Music); Samantha Shay at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Germany; and immersive work with Virgin Atlantic’s cruise line in the Mediterranean, and Punkdrunk’s ‘Sleep No More’ in NYC.

Colleen is part of a team of thought leaders in the field of consent and intimacy work. As Director of Core Training at Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC), Colleen led the development of the company’s groundbreaking Consent-Forward Artist training program. She is currently working on a book entitled A Volunteer From the Audience: Consent Work in Interactive Performance that examines the role of agency in immersive performance.

Intimacy Directing for Theatre Book Release: Reading Number Two
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Intimacy Directing for Theatre Book Release: Reading Number Two

Celebrate the Release of the First Textbook to Address Intimacy and Consent Work in our Theatre Classrooms.

Monday 18 March 2024
United States