Claire consults for and intimacy coordinates for productions on televisions networks including HBO, Hulu, Amazon and Showtime as well as major motion pictures. 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 numerous other Broadway shows, including Slave Play, Jagged Little Pill, The Inheritance and Company.

 

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. 

She is part of the creative and the teaching teams of IDC, training the next generation of Intimacy Directors and Coordinators and offering education for the industry. 

  

 
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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 in 'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune' Photo credit: Deen van Meer.

James Udom and Elise Kibler - Mies Julie

James Udom and Elise Kibler - Mies Julie

Photo Credit - Joan Marcus

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon in 'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune' Photo credit: Deen van Meer.

James Udom and Elise Kibler - Mies Julie

James Udom and Elise Kibler - Mies Julie

Photo Credit - Joan Marcus

Radhika Rao and Cam Deaver - Measure for Measure - Shakespeare & Company

Radhika Rao and Cam Deaver - Measure for Measure - Shakespeare & Company

Photo Credit John Dolan

Dan Whelton and James Wechsler

Dan Whelton and James Wechsler

Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Nora Theatre Company. Photo Credit A.R. Sinclair

Bridget Ori and Marissa Carpio

Bridget Ori and Marissa Carpio

In 'The Vast Mystery of Who You Are"

Dan Whelton and Greg Maraio

Dan Whelton and Greg Maraio

Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Nora Theatre Company. 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

Gareth Lawson and Marissa Carpio

'The Vast Mystery of Who You Are"

Angelina Mussro and Emily Lowes - Taming of The Shrew - Shakespeare & Company

Angelina Mussro and Emily Lowes - Taming of The Shrew - Shakespeare & Company

Photo Credit John Dolan

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

Dan Whelton and Eddie Shields

Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Nora Theatre Company. Photo Credit A.R. Sinclair

Radhika Rao and Cam Deaver - Measure for Measure - Shakespeare & Company

Radhika Rao and Cam Deaver - Measure for Measure - Shakespeare & Company

Photo Credit John Dolan

Claire Warden

Claire Warden

In rehearsal for 'Tentacles'

Dan Whelton and Eddie Shields

Dan Whelton and Eddie Shields

Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Nora Theatre Company. Photo Credit A.R. Sinclair

William Toft and Emily Dalton - Henry IV part 1 - Shakespeare & Company

William Toft and Emily Dalton - Henry IV part 1 - Shakespeare & Company

Photo Credit John Dolan

Nick Jaquinot and Zoe Laiz - Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare & Company

Nick Jaquinot and Zoe Laiz - Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare & Company

Photo Credit John Dolan

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