Samantha Murray is an Intimacy Coordinator, under the mentorship of Kate Lush, and joined Safe Sets in 2021. She is based in Spain, working across the EU, UK and AUSTRALIA.
From 2019-2020 Sam trained with Ita O'Brien, founder of Intimacy On Set (IOS), in the UK. She has a BA (Hons) in Theatre from The University of Surrey (GSA) and Qualified Teacher Status. She is a member of the MEAA (Equity) and ISTA.
Alongside her IC practitioner focus, Sam's experience spans a 25 year career as a professional stage and screen actor in Australia, as well as working with hundreds of young actors as an Educator and Director, internationally. Her attention to detail, script analysis skills and expansive knowledge of embodied approaches to performance, contribute a practical and creative foundation to exploring secure intimate storytelling with Actors and Directors.
Her own teaching experience across Primary and Secondary, prompted the development of workshops based on principles of classroom consent and agreement to touch, promoting best practice for educators and young students in a Secondary school environment. In this, Sam brings together knowledge and creativity in an easy to apply toolkit for teachers to integrate into their instruction and for students to take beyond their classrooms and into the community.