“Venus in Fur” (2018)
“Guided by director Stevie Zimmerman and intimacy coordinator Emily Sucher, Abernethy and DiGiovanni take the audience on an emotional ride…Their voices and movements paint an intimate and suspenseful power struggle.”
-BroadwayWorld, Rachael Goldberg, Oct. 2018
As they shift and turn emotionally, the two actors circle each other in a primitive, and ultimately passionate, dance. In fact, it is a dance. Jordan Friend,…hired Emily Sucher as an “intimacy coordinator”—someone who literally choreographs desire—precisely in order to highlight the link between words and movement.”
-DCMetro Theatre Arts, Ravelle Brickman, October 2018
Pinky Swear Productions
“At the center of the play is Silvia and Cat’s relationship, a relatable mashup of harmony and discord, and Lamb and Manteuffel play all the octaves of it, from lovey-dovey to how-dare-you, with virtuosic ease. (Shoutout to Intimacy Director Emily Sucher for all their sapphic stuff, which they meld into like butter.)”
--DCMetroTheatreArts, John Stoltenberg, Oct. 2018
“Sex With Strangers” (2018)
Fells Point Corner Theatre
“The…true masterpiece to discuss here is the direction (Patrick Gorirossi) and the use of Intimacy Choreographer, Emily Sucher… And choreographed doesn’t really do justice to the sweeping, languid movements that are as crisp and they are beautiful. The sex scenes seem flawless. They seem natural, and that is what the goal is- for art to imitate life (or something like that).
-B.I.T.R. Sisters, Sept. 2018.
“The sex scenes, however, are spot-on, awkward, consensual, nervous, fun (courtesy of Intimacy Choreographer Emily Sucher).”
-The Bad Oracle, Sept. 2018.
“…intimately choreographed by Emily Sucher… PCT’s Sex with Strangers is slickly seductive and satisfying.”
-DCMetroTheatreArts, Gina Jun, Sept. 2018
“The bedroom scene in which Doug’s and Leila’s lovemaking becomes a transmigration of souls is a stunner, and I surmise the contribution of Intimacy Consultant Emily Sucher is the reason it works so wonderfully. Here and throughout the play’s several sex scenes, Switch plays like a master class in how to artfully emulate eros—and Switch is a compelling argument for always having someone such as Sucher in any rehearsal room where it happens.”
-DCMetroTheatreArts, John Stoltenberg, June 2018
“The production benefits enormously from the contributions of Intimacy Consultant Emily Sucher's work with the ensemble, in line with the vision of Behm and Abelman, navigating sexual sequences with honesty and vulnerability. These sequences were some of the standouts of the evening and felt fresh in a way that I haven't seen before onstage during intimate scenes.”
-Two Hours Traffic, Rudesby, June 2018
"The Orphan Sea" (2018)
Cohesion Theatre Company
“Each pairing of Odysseus and Penelope has its own dynamic charge of pathos…Malkus and Gonzalez, have a potent and steamy connection, which drives their coupling forward like wildfire burst forth from Hades.”
-TheatreBloom, Amanda Gunther, April 2018