Ashley H. WHite


Cost is $250. Space is limited. $75 nonrefundable deposit must be paid to Neutral Chaos to reserve space in class. Deposit payable via PayPal ( or Venmo (@neutralchaos). Remaining balance must be paid by March 6th.

*All attendees must be over the age of 18.

Neutral Chaos is proud to present a 2 Day Intimacy in Performance Intensive with Intimacy Director and Coordinator Ashley H. White.

Day 1  - Saturday,  March 7th, 2020

1:30pm - 3:30pm Intimacy in Performance: Let's get it started. Consent, Best Practices, Self Advocacy, and encouraging safe creative spaces.
3:45pm -  5:00pm The Cycle of Consent: Understanding the impact of power dynamics in theatre.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Sexy Taffy: Performing Intimacy
6:10pm - 6:30pm Closure and Q&A

Day 2 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020

1:30pm - 3:30pm Getting Slinky: Performing Intimacy
3:45pm - 5:00pm The Sensual Stretch: Applying performance techniques and encouraging creative choices.
5:10pm - 6:00pm The Power of Storytelling: A deep dive into analysis of intimate scenes and content.
6:10pm - 6:30pm Closure and Q&A


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This event has already passed, however we invite you to check out the recordings from our Trapped Inside Masterclass Series available on the Specialty Classes page including a directing course taught by Ashley H. White!


Ashley H. White is an award-winning director, fight & intimacy director, and teaching artist. As a director, she has helmed dozens of full-scale productions, in both North Texas and New York City, where she began her career. Ashley’s Fight and Intimacy Direction experience spans more than forty productions, receiving recognition and awards for her work.

Ashley is a certified Intimacy Director with IDC Professionals, and is one of only 29 Intimacy Directors to have been certified by Intimacy Directors International. Ashley works nationally as an Intimacy Director and Teacher, has taught hundreds of students and introduced the work into numerous organizations and institutions.

She is the only certified Intimacy Director in North Texas, was the first Intimacy Director to ever be hired by the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theater Center, and is the on set Intimacy Coordinator for the new Amazon Series PANIC, premiering Fall of 2020.

She is the founder and President of SCDallas (est. 2012), North Texas’ only open resource for Stage Combat & Movement Instruction. SCDallas has over 700 members, is host to an annual Regional Workshop (The Lonestar Smash), and mounts regularly scheduled “Fight Nights” and workshops. Ashley is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, with recommended certifications in every weapon discipline.

Ashley is the Artistic Director of the award-winning IMPRINT Theatreworks, coined “Dallas’ Hottest New Theatre Company” by Broadway World. IMPRINT launched its third season in January 2020 with the well-received Regional Premiere of PUFFS by Matt Cox, which she co-directed.

She has been recognized for her work, most recently winning an outstanding direction award from the 2019 DFW Theatre Critics Forum. In 2018, she won three outstanding direction awards as well as a design contribution award for outstanding fight & intimacy direction from the DFW Theatre Critics Forum. She also won the 2018 Column Award for Best Director of a Musical – Equity, and was featured on 2019 year-end best lists for TheaterJones, Culture Map, and the Column Online.

Ashley has been a featured artist on KERA’s Art + Seek, in Arts and Culture Texas, on, in The Dallas Morning News, among other publications. Her monthly column on leading a theatre company, Square One runs on