"I can't say enough about Rena's calm and supportive energy during our time working together. For the first time in my thirty years in the theatre, I felt certain there was someone behind the table advocating for my physical and emotional safety, and making sure that I was freely giving my consent with regard to what was being asked of me.
From the beginning of the production process, Rena supported the cast and production team with both questions and answers. She took the time to educate the entire group with regard to the language of and reasoning behind intimacy work. Rena also followed up if an actor changed, adjusted, or grew with regard to their boundaries to make sure she fully understood their perspective.
As an actor with intersectional identities, I appreciated Rena's thoughtful use of language. It was evident that she had done significant work in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Intimacy work is the future of theatre, and having a choreographer or director like Rena who is well-versed in this kind of work creates a safe environment for actors to do their best storytelling work."
Jasmin, Joanne in Rent