Claire is a theatremaker, playwright, director, facilitator and proud youth arts advocate. She is currently the Youth Program Coordinator at Queensland Theatre Company. Prior to this appointment she was the Youth Arts Director and the co-creative producer of the Projects Company at the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba.
As a playwright Claire has been recognised both nationally and internationally. She has a thriving working partnership with playwright David Burton, their co-written works include: Sex & Sensibility and Hedonism’s Second Album.
She is the co-artistic director of Mixtape Theatre Collective, a proudly regional, independent partnership whose aim is to create work designed to elicit joy through live performance. Mixtpae want their audiences to feel happier when they leave the theatre then when they entered. Productions include; Escape from the Breakup Forest and Bad Friend.
Claire is a passionate facilitator-director and has presented original, devised and contemporary texts. As well as having over six years’ experience in the Education sector, as a high school teacher in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
In 2011 she completed both a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing [QUT] and a Graduate Diploma in Experiential Arts Therapy [MIECAT]. She is currently completing her Master of Arts [USQ].
In 2013 she completed an Australia Council of the Arts JUMP Mentorship with Windmill Theatre’s Artistic Director Rosemary Myers and was selected as one of YWCA Queensland’s 125 leading women.
Claire works in the arts and with young people because nothing else makes quite as much sense.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2013 Creative Development / Hedonism’s Second Album, Co-Writer/Co-Director