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