Claire Moodey is a Brooklyn-based theatre artist holding a B.A. in Theatre from Bard College. As a collaborator and maker, Claire works as a performer and singer, director, playwright/lead artist, production designer, mask & puppet designer, video editor/designer, lighting designer and technician. Since 2010, Claire’s work has been seen around New York City at the Bushwick Starr, the Doxsee Theater, Dixon Place, Abrons Arts, JACK, BAX, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center, La Mama Etc., Cathedral St. John the Divine, Bushwick Open Studios, Theater for the New City, 3LD, the Vorhees Theater, galleries, bars, cars, and on the street. Claire is proud to be a Target Margin Theater Associated Artist. Claire spends a good deal of time thinking about compost.
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In 2014, Claire was a fellow in the first year of Target Margin Theater’s Institute where she pursued theatrical existentialism in Performance Research Sessions: Form & Function. You may explore her research and findings here.
Before moving to Brooklyn, Claire worked as a farm hand, electrician, dry stone wall builder, archeologist, and puppeteer in California, France, Scotland, Jordan, New York, and Vermont.
As a lighting technician, Claire has worked with many companies including Prospect Lighting, Steve Brady Lighting Design, IMCD, Strohmeier Lighting, Production Glue, Kelson, and Tinc on fashion shows and events throughout the New York City area. Claire also has worked with many theaters, museums, and galleries including Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, Second Stage, The Bushwick Starr, Abrons Arts, Bard Summerscape, Columbia’s Miller Theater, American Folk Art Museum, New York Historical Society Museum, Staten Island Museum, and Sotheby’s.