After graduating with a degree in Drama from the University of Exeter, Claire worked for several years as a Freelance Producer and Theatre-maker, creating innovative theatre for young audiences across the South West of the UK. Claire was part of the 2017 'Made in Bristol' emerging Artists cohort at Bristol Old Vic Theatre and subsequently co-founded INKBLOC ensemble; a devising led story-based theatre company. The group have gone on to devise two productions which have toured successfully across the South West Region, and continue to create new work.
Claire also worked within the Bristol Old Vic Outreach team as a facilitator, Assistant Director, and Co-Producer. As a Creative Producer, she has produced projects for Red Oak Theatre, Mufti Games and Prime Theatre, and worked extensively as an Assistant Producer for Tessa Bide Productions.
Joining Steps in 2019 as an Assistant Project Manager, Claire has been able to combine her love of workshop based learning, and her producing background – tying Learning and Development together through Drama.
‘Eat, Drink, Run’ by Bryony Gordon. I’m currently training for the London Marathon in 2020 – and raising money for the British Lung Foundation, so Bryony’s story of the journey to her first Marathon has been a really inspiring and topical read. It’s certainly helped me keep going on some dark, cold, wet and windy training runs!
Heavily influenced by Dick King Smith’s ‘Sophie’ Stories… I wanted to be a Lady Farmer.
Tea… A good cup of tea really can solve anything.