Let’s TALK About That Kiss Staging Kissing in a COVID World

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Laura Rikard


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“How do I stage a kiss?” has always been one of the questions we at Theatrical Intimacy Education (TIE) receive most frequently from teachers, directors, and actors, even as the industry has begun to embrace and implement the practices that intimacy specialists and TIE teach, and as audition disclosures and using “placeholder” (Pace 2020) have become the norm. However, the matter of staging kisses, understandably, seems to be causing quite a bit of anxiety in the COVID world. There are solutions to help lessen this anxiety. But first, let’s remind ourselves about how to stage a kiss. 

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