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Clare is a playwright and director, and a founding member and co-director of Unlimited Theatre www.unlimited.org.uk. She also teaches Writing for Performance at the University of Glasgow, and was the IASH/Traverse Theatre fellow in 2015.
As the 2015 IASH/Traverse Creative Fellow, Clare wrote Arctic Oil for the Traverse Theatre (February 2017). She also wrote and directed Play Dough, an interactive play for children 7+ and their families about the value of money, with 10,000 actual pound coins on stage. **** The Scotsman
Play Dough was first shown at the Edinburgh 2014 Fringe Festival as part of the Made In Scotland showcase and toured the UK in 2016. It is a 're-mix' of Money: The Game Show, a co-production between Unlimited Theatre and The Bush in 2013, which Clare also wrote and directed.
New York Times: 'clever and remarkably understandable,' 'ingenious'.
**** The Guardian: 'This playful, thoughtful and riotously entertaining piece is right on the money.'
**** Financial Times
**** The Scotsman
Money The Game Show is published by Oberon Books. It was initially developed as part of the Arches Platform 18 New Directors Award with National Theatre of Scotland and Traverse Theatre.
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 (**** The Scotsman & **** The Herald). She wrote The Cbeebies Christmas show for 2013, A Christmas Carol; in 2014, Peter Pan; and the 2015 Christmas show.
She has lived in Tollcross, Edinburgh for 11 years.