Intimacy professionals for safe, dynamic, and repeatable storytelling.

Alexis is proud to be a certified Intimacy Director with Intimacy Director’s & Coordinators. A Certified Intimacy Director (ID) with IDC has trained in the 5-Pillar methodology specifically for theatre and live performance. These distinguished professionals represent the highest standard in intimacy artistry for the stage. The team has hired individuals with extensive movement, sensitivity, and industry training.

Projects that include intimate action require special attention deepening the connection to movement, chemistry and closure. Alexis Black directs these scenes with an emphasis on physical storytelling and responsible partnering, fitting the scene seamlessly into the production as a whole. 

WOMEN DESIGNERS
MAKE IT WORK ONSTAGE

By Catey Sullivan

A member of the Society of American Fight Directors, Black is also a certified intimacy director with Intimacy Directors International. She's designed with sex and blood and bodies from Broadway to South Korea.  

"It's not like the movement is excluding men," she says. "Women in design aren't waiting for someone else to create space at the table. They're saying, 'Hey, we're making this table bigger.'"

2020
intimacy
workshops

Taught Intimacy for the Stage Workshops at the Cleveland Playhouse.

2019

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Tour and at HVSF Center's JULIUS CEASAR

2019

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's 

production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

"These two turn up the heat on stage, making the indoor temperatures simmer to match the outdoor melt-down. The charisma between them is scorching and it is easy to believe that their love is the inspiration for "Romeo and Juliet,"  a play that would transform how love was perceived on stage."

 

                                                             - Encore (Michigan)

"We know trouble is brewing from the first notes of Leonard Bernstein's titillating score, and yet the opening scene evolves

slowly allowing us to savor every detail the music evokes."

 

                                                             - Encore (Michigan)

2019

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's 

production of WEST SIDE STORY

2019

Redtwist Theatre's 

production of RABBIT SUMMER

Birmingham Children's Theatre's

production of THE THREE MUSKETEERS

University of Evansville's   production of

SPRING AWAKENING

BREAKING THE MOLD

Alexis Black has a strong background in directing diverse stories and diverse cast members. She has spent a large part of her career working with the LGBT commuity, and crossing race, age, gender and cultural boundaries.  Black has worked with actors ages 7-65 on three different continents.

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© 2020 by Karen Schierhorn.