This 90-minute session will include a presentation and active on-your-feet exercises that you can incorporate in your classroom and rehearsals.
We will cover:
Megan is a certified Intimacy Coordinator for film and television (IMDb), currently working on film and television productions with Principal Intimacy Professionals in Western Canada and recently qualified for the SAG-AFTRA registry list for Intimacy Coordinators. She is a founding member and co-chair of The National Society of Intimacy Professionals, collaborating to develop an accreditation program for intimacy professionals. They are a certified comprehensive sexual health and sexuality educator of topics and representing communities in which they have been learning and teaching for 10+ years. She has trained under the infamous Betty Dodson and certified through several programs with Options for Sexual Health and often facilitates classes on Representations of Sex and Sexuality for Performance.
Megan shares her gratitude to the peoples of the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xÊ·mÉ™θkwÉ™yÌ“É™m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and selÌ“ílÌ“witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations. They are committed to continued community engagement in unsettled and decolonized practices to support the ongoing healing of our current and descendant generations.
megangilron.com | Insta @megangilron
Sam Jeffery (she/her) - Intimacy Coordinator and Director
Sam is a certified intimacy director & coordinator, educator, actor, and award-nominated fight director who was born and raised in áŠá’¥á¢á‘²á§á’‹á‹á§á¢á‘²á¦áƒá‘²á£ amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Canada) on Treaty 6 territory.
With a special interest in mental and sexual health, she is passionate about bringing joy and a trauma-informed approach that meets folks wherever they are - celebrating how honouring our needs leads to exciting & creative artistic choices. Sam has been honoured to work with students and universities across Canada, from coast to coast. She is grateful to be able to grow and apply her practice across Turtle Island alongside so many other wonderful people.
An exuberant perspective with equal parts of find-the-fun and find-your feet, Phay (she/they) is an intimacy director/coordinator, writer, and professional actor who currently lives on the stolen traditional territory of the kÊ·ikÊ·É™Æ›Ì“É™m (Kwikwetlim) Nation. Their specialities include Indigenous content, YA romance, domestic violence/sexual assault, comedy, queer intimacy, and devised work + improv.
Apart from being a co-chair of National Society of Intimacy Professionals, Phay has supported productions all over the Lower Mainland as an intimacy professional in film, television, and theatre with Principal Intimacy Professionals. Past credits include Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (UBC), Superman & Lois s2 (Warner Bros), Bunny (Search Party Productions), The Girl Next Door (Painted Fern Productions), and the 2021 Leo Award Winner FREYA.
heyphay.ca | Insta @happyphayce | TT @intimacypro