Claire consults for and intimacy coordinates on televisions networks including HBO, Hulu, Amazon and Showtime as well as Majot motion pictures and independent films. She recently made history as the first intimacy director on a Broadway production, for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, with Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon and has since worked on 4 more Broadway shows, including Slave Play.
Claire was just named one of Variety Magazine's "10 Broadway Players to Watch"
She is the first woman ever to be nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Fight Choreography which she won, as intimacy and fight director of Slave Play at NYTW. In the same season she was also nominated as intimacy and fight director for Daddy (Vineyard/New Group). Other Off-Broadway plays include BLKS (MCC Theatre), Mies Julie and Dance of Death (CSC) plus more in New York and regionally.
Claire trains faculty and students in acting training institutions across the country including Yale School of Drama and Yale College, Brown/Trinity Rep, the O'Neill Theatre Center, Stella Adler, Sarah Lawrence, UConn, Northeastern University and Muhlenberg College. She has also trained students at Cambridge University in the UK and has presented at conferences across America.
She is part of the lead teaching team of Intimacy Directors International, training the next generation of Intimacy Directors and Coordinators.
Articles and Press
Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon talk about their experience of Intimacy Direction
Claire Explains Intimacy Direction
Claire Warden on BBC World Service
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