Trained through Intimacy Directors International, and mentored extensively by the founder of Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, Olivia Buntaine specializes in choreographing unconventional and creative intimacy scenes through a pedagogical lens of intersectionality and trauma-informed care.  She is especially skilled at navigating scenes of intimate violence, sex and power, and fantastical, hyper-stylized moments of intimacy. She is currently a faculty member with Stella Adler Academy of Acting teaching a course on Intimacy for Actors.

Credits

  • Grand Canyon Pussy / Sorority Theater Projects / Los Angeles 

  • Big Ones / Theater of Note / Los Angeles 

  • The Smell of Something to Eat / Theater of Note / Los Angeles 

  • Deadpan / Theater of Note /  Los Angeles 

  • The Tragedy of Medusa /  Son of Semele /  Los Angeles 

  • Queer Burlesque  /  The Commons Theater Collective  /  Los Angeles 

  • What You Will  /  The Actor’s Company  / Los Angeles 

  • Hot Tragic Dead Thing /  The Blank Theater  / Los Angeles 

  • Mama Mama  /  Coin and Ghost  / Los Angeles

 

Teaching

  • Intimacy and Violence / Professor at Stella Adler Academy of Acting, August 2020 onward

  • Intimacy in Performance  / Assist. to Jessica Steinrock, November 10th, 2018, 1-4pm

  • Intimacy in Performance  / Assist. to Jessica Steinrock, August 26th, 2019, 10-6pm

  • Intimacy in Performance  / Assist. to Jessica Steinrock, 3 workshops and Q and A, September 5th,  2019

  • Intimacy in Performance  / Assist. to Jessica Steinrock, September 7th, 2019, 1-4pm

  • Intimacy in Performance  / Assist. to Jessica Steinrock, September 21st and 22nd, 2019, 10-6pm

Training

  • 2020 International Intimacy Choreographers Intensive (8 Day), Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, February 2020

  • 2018 International Intimacy Choreographers Intensive  (3 Day)

  • University of Illinois,  August 3-5, 2018

  • 2018 Unofficial Apprentice Program, Intimacy Directors International

  • 40 Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training, House of Ruth=

  • Claremont Colleges, 2014