Clare is a playwright and director.
She teaches at Glasgow University and is a co-director of Unlimited Theatre www.unlimited.org.uk. Clare is currently Artist In Residence at Summerhall Arts Centre, Edinburgh, an Associate Playwright at Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and has just been announced as the new ISAH/Traverse Theatre Fellow: http://www.traverse.co.uk/news/iashtraverse-theatre-creative-fellowship-2014-15/
She will be bringing Play Dough, a ‘re-mix’ of Money the game show to the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 as part of the Made In Scotland showcase. Clare wrote and directed Money: The Game Show, in 2013 which was a co-production between Unlimited Theatre and The Bush. ‘This playful, thoughtful and riotously entertaining piece is right on the money’. ****The Guardian ‘clever and remarkably understandable’ ‘ingenious’. New York Times. ****Financial Times & Scotsman.
Money The Game Show is published by Oberon Books and is scheduled to be remounted in Seoul, South Korea 2014. Clare will be bringing Play Dough her ‘re-mix’ of Money: The Game Show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the Made In Scotland showcase in August 2014.
Clare won a Pearson Award for her first full-length play, Crossings in 2003, which was published and toured the UK in 2005. (**** The Scotsman) This led to her being Writer In Residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse 2004. Clare has also written drama for Radio 4 and co-wrote ANA, a bi-lingual play for Stella Quines and Imago Theatre, with Pierre-Yves Lemieux, which opened in Montreal in November 2011 and toured Scotland in Spring 2012 (**** Scotsman & Herald). She wrote The Cbeebies Christmas Carol 2013 and is very much looking forward to Magnetic North’s production of her play Some Other Stars in the autumn of 2014 about a man with ‘locked-in’ syndrome.
Clare has lived in Tollcross, Edinburgh for 10 years and helps out in her partner’s wine shop when it’s busy.