Intimacy Press


Actors Ronnita Freeman (Juliet) and Kate Oelkers (Romeo), Photo by Will Kirk Photography

Actors Ronnita Freeman (Juliet) and Kate Oelkers (Romeo), Photo by Will Kirk Photography

“Romeo and Juliet”
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

“Intimacy Director Emily Sucher also achieves a wonderful realism with her work.”
-DCMetro Theatre Arts, Max Garner


Actors Raven Bonniwell (Lady Macbeth) and Danny Cackley (Macbeth)

Actors Raven Bonniwell (Lady Macbeth) and Danny Cackley (Macbeth)

“Macbeth”
We Happy Few

“Intimacy Director Emily Sucher and Fight Director Casey Kaleba craft heightened experiences in their respective mediums throughout the abbreviated performance; death scenes, romantic scenes, and intense battle scenes— though brief due to the show’s truncated nature— feel fully lived in this production because of the raw reality that Sucher and Kaleba imbue into the actors… [Raven] Bonniwell’s intimate chemistry with Danny Cackley…is sublime. There is a neediness and a fervent passion that feels authentically motivated...”
-TheatreBloom, Amanda Gunther


Actors Anna DiGiovanni (Vanda) and Scott Ward Abernethy (Thomas), Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography

Actors Anna DiGiovanni (Vanda) and Scott Ward Abernethy (Thomas), Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography

“Venus in Fur”
4615 Theatre

“Guided by director Stevie Zimmerman and intimacy [choreographer] 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

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 [choreographer]”—someone who literally choreographs desire—precisely in order to highlight the link between words and movement.”
-DCMetro Theatre Arts, Ravelle Brickman


Actors Pauline Lamb (Silvia) and Rachel Manteuffel (Cat), Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Actors Pauline Lamb (Silvia) and Rachel Manteuffel (Cat), Photo by C. Stanley Photography

“Blight”
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


Actors Matthew Lindsay Payne (Ethan) and Kathryne Daniels (Olivia), Photo by David Iden

Actors Matthew Lindsay Payne (Ethan) and Kathryne Daniels (Olivia), Photo by David Iden

“Sex With Strangers”
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

“The sex scenes, however, are spot-on, awkward, consensual, nervous, fun (courtesy of Intimacy Choreographer Emily Sucher).”
-The Bad Oracle

“…intimately choreographed by Emily Sucher… PCT’s Sex with Strangers is slickly seductive and satisfying.”
-DCMetroTheatreArts, Gina Jun


“Switch”
The Welders

Actors Mary Myers (Leila) and Anderson Wells (Doug), Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Actors Mary Myers (Leila) and Anderson Wells (Doug), Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

“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

“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


Cast of The Orphan Sea, Photo by Shealyn Jae Photography

Cast of The Orphan Sea, Photo by Shealyn Jae Photography

"The Orphan Sea"
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