Claire’s scenography incorporates found-space, audience immersive settings, and upcycled materials to generate designs that are environmentally conscious and visually compelling. She specializes in the unusual, the forgotten, and the misunderstood. She likes to fix things that are broken, and find things that are trash and give them new life- this allows her to keep her work small, hands-on and inventive.

She holds a BA Honors from Dalhousie in Technical Scenography (2009) where she studied under Peter Perina. In 2012 she completed Masters in Theatre History from the University of Victoria, supervised by Dr. Jennifer Wise and Dr. Anthony Vickery. She was an MFA candidate at York in Sustainable Design for Theatre studying under Prof. Teresa Pryzbylski and Prof. Ian Garrett. For a while there, she was a scenic carpenter, and sometimes she kicks around town as a technician.

She is a co-founder of safeword theatre with Brandon Crone and Alex Dault, a company dedicated to exploring socially taboo subject matters. Their plays, Turtleneck, Nature of the Beast, Donors and Contempt were critically praised, receiving two Dora nominations and multiple MyEntertainmentWorld nominations for performance, design and writing. Every year they run a national play writing competition, Safe Words, with a crowd-sourced cash based prize, and a staged reading for four finalists. She was a prominent member of the Storefront Arts Initiative and an associate of the Red One Theatre Collective.

Claire is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.

In her so-called free time, she tends to her magnificent garden, plays with cats, reads sci-fi, obsessively rewatches Bojack Horseman, and wanders the city by foot.

UPCOMING:  Remount of 4 1/2 (ig)noble truths in Toronto, Workshop for Social Growl Dance


Credits

Year       Position                       Production                       Director/Lead     Company & Location
2018       Set & Costumes              A Girl Lives Alone                J. Moss                    Theatre Mischief/SummerWorks 2018
2018       Scenography (S/C)       Wounds to the Face           M. Mrozewski         Randolph College, Annex Theatre
2018       Scenography (S/C)       Selfie                                   S. Collela                 Young People's Theatre, Studio

2018       Installation design            Trash Sanctuary                   J. Mechano             xlq / Art gallery
2017       Scenography (S/C/L)   Assist Ed (workshop)           T. McEnaney           You Are Here/Theatre Passe Muraille
2017       Lighting Design               House Guests                       D. Danzon              Corpus Productions, Site Specific

2017       Scenography (S/C)       Lela & Co.                            M. Shaw                Discord & Din/Seventh Stage Theatre
2017       Scenography (S/C/L)   The Smile Off Your Face      B. Postalian            SummerWorks/Re:Current Theatre
2017       Costume Design              The Nails                             T. Rintoul                 SummerWorks/JSquared Theatre
2017       Lighting Design                Reality Theatre                     R. Applebaum        SummerWorks/Questionmark-Exclamation

2017       Lighting Design               Hogtown                             S. Rosenthal             Hogtown Collective, Campbell House
2017       Set Design                      King Lear (in rep)                 A. Newton             Canadian Stage, Shakespeare in High Park 2017       Set Design                      Twelfth Night (in rep)          T. Jacobs                 Canadian Stage, Shakespeare in High Park
2017       Lighting Design               Still Still Still                          A. Ritchie                 Third Wheel Festival, Toronto ON
2017       Lighting Design               Brain Storm                          T. McEnaney          Third Wheel Festival, Toronto ON
2017       Lighting Design               Dancock’s Dance                S. Rosenthal            Hogtown Collective, Campbell House
2016       Scenography (S/C/L)   4 ½ (ig)noble truths            M. Reinhart             SummerWorks Festival/zeitpunk theatre
2016       Scenography (S/C)      Ambrose Revisited                L. Karry                   Single Thread Theatre Co., Kingston ON
2016       Assistant Set Design       Hamlet/All’s Well…             T. Przybylski           Canadian Stage, Shakespeare in High Park
2016       Scenography (S/C)      The Changeling                   H. Thomas              Desiderata Theatre Co., Toronto ON
2016       Set & Costume Design   Fake Nerd Girl                    H. Tower                Springworks/Festival of Clowns
2015       Scenography (S)            The Castle                           D. Gabourie           Red One Collective, Storefront Theatre
2015       Lighting Design                Potosi                                  A. Offord                Good Old Neon, Toronto ON
2015       Scenography (S)             The House of Yes               B. Blais                    Red One Collective, Storefront Theatre
2015       Production Des. (S/C)    Ambrose T.O.                     L. Holder                 Single Thread Theatre Co., Toronto ON
2015       Scenography (S/C)       Ambrose Kingston              L. Karry                    Single Thread Theatre Co., Kingston ON
2015       Lighting Design               Nunsensation                     L. Ballantyne             Highlands Theatre Festival, Haliburton ON
2015       Lighting Design               Lend me a Tenor                S. Denton                  Highlands Theatre Festival, Haliburton ON
2015       Set Design                      Adventures Red Headed   M. Bernard               Coffee Shop Girl Theatre, Toronto Fringe  
2015       Production Des. (C/L)    Duotang Chesterfield        A. Evans                    Theatre Double Take, Toronto Fringe, ON
2015       Set Design                       Liver                                  K. Sandler                 Theatre Brouhaha, Storefront Theatre
2015       Scenography                  Heretic (workshop)          M. Bernard                Soup Can Theatre, Toronto ON
2015       Scenography (S)            Nature of the Beast           L. Brown                    safeword Theatre, Storefront Theatre
2015       Set Design                      Les Liasions Dangereuses   J. Ehman                   Red One Collective, Storefront Theatre
2014       Scenography (S)            Human Furniture                 C. Burns                    Red One Collective, Storefront Theatre
2014       Set Design                      Retreat                                 K. Sandler               Theatre Brouhaha, Storefront Theatre
2014       Lighting Design                c u t                                   J. Byiers                     Artebote Collective, Videofag
2014       Scenography (S)            Macbeth                           A. Dault                     Theatre By The Bay, site specific, Barrie ON
2014       Set Design                      Cockfight                           K. Sandler                 Red One Collective, Storefront Theatre
2014       Scenography (S/C)      Nine Mile Portage 2.0      A. Dault                     Theatre By The Bay, site specific, Barrie
2014       Scenography (S)           Contractions                       J. Lambermont           Red One Co., Storefront Theatre
2014       Costumes                       Firebrand                           J. Langley                   Single Thread Theatre Co., Toronto ON
2014       Scenography (S/C)      Madeline Robin                G. Smith                     Theatre Double Take, Toronto ON
2013       Scenography (S/C/L)   Donors                              B. Crone                    safeword Theatre, Toronto ON
2013       Scenography (S/C)      Nine Mile Portage            A. Dault                      Theatre by the Bay, site specific, Barrie ON
2013       Set/Lighting                   Turtleneck                          B. Crone                     safeword Theatre, Toronto ON
2012       Set/Costumes               The Romantics                   M. Laulainen               The Cultch Ignite! Festival, Vancouver BC
2009       Set Design                     Brigadoon                         S. Wilson                     Neptune Young Company, Halifax NS
2009       LightingDesign               Orpheus and Eurydice     N. Scott-Stoddart         Dalhousie Music Department, Halifax NS
2009       Assistant Set Design      Trelawny of the Wells        J. Dodding                   Dalhousie Theatre Department, Halifax NS
2009       Assistant Set Design      Caucasian Chalk Circle    M. Dionne                   Dalhousie Theatre Department, Halifax NS