Carly DW Bones (they/she)

Director, Intimacy Director

Carly DW Bones is a theatre director, intimacy director/coordinator, sex educator, community facilitator and thespomancer aka theatre witch. She works at the intersections of performance, ritual, sexuality, gender, community and trauma-sensitivity. Carly created and directed at the feminist theatre ensemble, The Illyrian Players, from 2011-2019. They have also directed at: Coin & Ghost, The Echo, EST LA, Inkwell Theater, The Road, Rogue Artists Ensemble, The Vagrancy. Carly works as a freelance intimacy director and educator in the Los Angeles area for theatre companies (A Noise Within, Antaeus, Boston Court, Coeurage, Coin & Ghost, East West Players, EST LA, Ghost Road, Greenway Court, Hero Theatre, IAMA, Moving Arts, The Road, Skylight, Son of Semele, StarKid, Theatre 40) and university theatre programs (Cal Lutheran University, CSULA, CSULB, Emerson LA, Occidental College, UCLA, UCR, USC, Pomona College).

Connect with Carly: [email protected] and

At HFF 2024 you can see Carly’s work in 4 different shows:

- Directing: Grief Box

- Directing: My Mother Doesn’t Know I’m Kinky

- Intimacy Directing: The Sphere of Fixed Stars in the Heavens

- Intimacy Directing: Mikvah Girls