Gaby Labotka

Gaby Labotka (she/they/anything respectful) is an actor, director, fight director, and Certified Intimacy Director with IDC based in Chicago.

Gaby Labotka (she/they/anything respectful) is an actor, director, choreographer, and more living and working in the city of Chicago and nationally. Gaby is a Certified Intimacy Director with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC), an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), a proud member of the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists (ALTA), a contributing writer to Rescripted, and the Associate Artistic Director of the Chicago Theatre Marathon. Gaby is a fierce advocate for respect, empathy, representation, inclusion, and safety in the theatre.
www.gabylabotka.com

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What Playwrights Can Learn from Intimacy Directors
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What Playwrights Can Learn from Intimacy Directors

A Conversation with Gaby Labotka

1 September 2020

Playwright Hallie Palladino chats with intimacy director Gaby Labotka about how intimacy directors approach scripts, the importance of a well-chosen adverb, and the necessity of innovation, now more than ever, to keep performers healthy and safe.