The shock and scandal of nudity in the American theater is no more, but it still affects how theatergoers respond, writes critic Misha Berson. Not to mention the arrests and jail stints. But it is premature to dismiss the impact nudity may still have on audiences, and on the theatrical act itself. And if unrobed genitals or a bare breast can still trigger patron complaints, walkouts and even subscription cancellations, what is the more subliminal artistic effect on a production?
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Not semi-naked, but totally naked. And not to take a bath or get dressed, but in service of some searingly awkward — and, thus, deeply human — sex scenes. The nudity has struck some theatergoers as so extreme and the sex so prolonged that the actors can hear members of the audience gasp when it begins. The group is engaging in a round-table discussion about nudity in the theater — its effect, its importance and its perils. Fluty has worked as an intimacy consultant on six plays in less than a year—a testament to the rising profile of the field in the wake of MeToo. Fluty makes sure the actors feel secure and listened to. She provides them with mental health tips and tricks, including meditations, in case they find themselves feeling less than OK. She sets parameters for dealing with nudity and sexuality, and she makes sure those parameters are adhered to. Vander Broek, whose character masturbates onstage, said it was important that the act did not come across as a performative moment for her male partner but rather as a deeply personal moment for her own character. Bad writing could easily make the nudity and sex seem gratuitous rather than essential to the fabric of the story.