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Claire works as an intimacy coordinator and consultant on numerous television productions under various studios including HBO, Hulu, Amazon, Showtime, as well major motion picture studios such as Sony and 20th Century Fox. She has worked as the intimacy coordinator for Mrs Fletcher, Gossip Girl (2021), Dickinson, Billions, And Just Like That (S2), Harlan Cobens’s Shelter (S1), Your Honor, Looking for Alaska, and the feature films West Side Story (dir. Steven Spielberg) and A Journal for Jordan (dir. Denzel Washington). She has just finished filming the TV series of "Three Women” on Showtime in which she was the intimacy coordinator and part of the creative team.

She is also part of the collaboration team advising SAG-AFTRA on their effort to standardize, codify and implement guidelines for on-set intimacy coordinators. 

Claire 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 numerous other Broadway shows, including Slave Play, Death of a Salesman, The Notebook, Jagged Little Pill, The Inheritance, Company, West Side Story along with the national tours of Waitress, Les Misérables and Company and the recent ART/STC production of Evita.

 

Claire was recently 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). In the 2020 season Claire was awarded a special Drama Desk award for "her pioneering work as an intimacy choreographer... and her leadership in the rapidly emerging movement of intimacy direction" 

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. 

Claire is the Director of Advanced Training at Intimacy Director and Coordinators, which specializes in training performers and industry professionals to build consent based work approaches for intimate scenes, as well as training and certifying intimacy coordinators for film and intimacy directors for theatre. 

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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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Images from Intimacy Direction Work

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Photo Credit - Deen Van Meer

Andrew Burnap - The Inheritance

Andrew Burnap - The Inheritance

Photo Credit - Marc Brenner

James Udom and Elise Kibler - Mies Julie

James Udom and Elise Kibler - Mies Julie

Photo Credit - Joan Marcus

Samuel H Levine and Andrew Burnap - The Inheritance

Samuel H Levine and Andrew Burnap - The Inheritance

Photo Credit - Marc Brenner

Christopher Innvar and Cassie Beck - The Dance of Death

Christopher Innvar and Cassie Beck - The Dance of Death

Photo Credit - Sara Krulwich

Cast - The Inheritance

Cast - The Inheritance

Photo Credit - Marc Brenner

Ronald Peet and Alan Cumming - Daddy

Ronald Peet and Alan Cumming - Daddy

Photo Credit - Sara Krulwich

Katrina Lenk and Claybourne Elder - Company

Katrina Lenk and Claybourne Elder - Company

Photo Credit - Sara Krulwich

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Photo Credit - Deen Van Meer

Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer - Slave Play

Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer - Slave Play

Photo Credit - Sara Krulwich

Cast - The Inheritance

Cast - The Inheritance

Photo Credit - Marc Brenner

James Udom and Elise Kibler - Mies Julie

James Udom and Elise Kibler - Mies Julie

Photo Credit - Joan Marcus

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Photo Credit - Deen Van Meer

James Cusati-Moyer and Ato Blankson-Wood - Slave Play

James Cusati-Moyer and Ato Blankson-Wood - Slave Play

Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald  - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Photo Credit - Deen Van Meer

Radhika Rao and Cam Deaver - Measure for Measure

Radhika Rao and Cam Deaver - Measure for Measure

Photo Credit - John Dolan

Bridget Ori and Marissa Carpio - The Vast Mystery of Who You Are

Bridget Ori and Marissa Carpio - The Vast Mystery of Who You Are

Photo Credit - Mustafa Onder

James Wechsler and Dan Whelton - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

James Wechsler and Dan Whelton - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Photo Credit - A.R. Sinclair

Angelina Mussro and Emily Lowes - Taming of The Shrew

Angelina Mussro and Emily Lowes - Taming of The Shrew

Photo Credit - John Dolan

Dan Whelton and Greg Maraio - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Dan Whelton and Greg Maraio - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Photo Credit - A.R. Sinclair

Intimacy Director Claire Warden

Intimacy Director Claire Warden

With assistant Zev Steinrock teaching students at the Intimacy Directors International 2018 Pedagogy Intensive - Photo credit Darrell Hoemann

Gareth Lawson and Marissa Carpio - The Vast Mystery of Who You Are

Gareth Lawson and Marissa Carpio - The Vast Mystery of Who You Are

Photo Credit - Mustafa Onder

Intimacy Rehearsal for 'Tentacles'

Intimacy Rehearsal for 'Tentacles'

Claire Warden with actors Tessa Flannery and Chris Fayne in a rehearsal for 'Tentacles'

Dan Whelton and Eddie Shields - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Dan Whelton and Eddie Shields - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Photo Credit A.R. Sinclair

Radhika Rao and Cam Deaver - Measure for Measure

Radhika Rao and Cam Deaver - Measure for Measure

Photo Credit - John Dolan

Claire Warden

Claire Warden

In rehearsal for 'Tentacles'

Dan Whelton and Eddie Shields - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Dan Whelton and Eddie Shields - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Photo Credit - A.R. Sinclair

William Toft and Emily Dalton - Henry IV part 1

William Toft and Emily Dalton - Henry IV part 1

Photo Credit - John Dolan

Nick Jaquinot and Zoe Laiz - Merchant of Venice

Nick Jaquinot and Zoe Laiz - Merchant of Venice

Photo Credit - John Dolan

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