Theatrical Intimacy Education

Founded in 2017, Theatrical Intimacy Education is a consulting group specializing in researching, developing, and teaching best practices for staging theatrical intimacy.

We believe that staging theatrical intimacy should be Ethical, Efficient, and Effective and we want to train you to do it.


Theatrical Intimacy Education empowers artists of all stripes with the tools to ethically, efficiently, and effectively stage intimacy, nudity, and sexual violence.


Who We Are


Chelsea Pace

Theatrical Intimacy Educator and Founder

Chelsea is the intimacy recipe writer, customizing the entire progression to your production, giving directors and educators the tools to take the "weird" out of staging sex. 

Laura Rikard

Theatrical Intimacy Educator and Founder

Laura is the in-house expert on classroom exercises and techniques for empowering directors, teachers & students to stage intimacy in a safe, consentual way.

Kate Busselle

Theatrical Intimacy Educator and Founder

Kate is a violence and intimacy scholar who conducts practice-as-research to troubleshoot when, where, and why these scenes go wrong.