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Claire Kelly

Claire has taught acting at The Studio for the past 3 years and is also the Artistic Director at Shakespeare on the Sound.

She's directed Shakespeare on the Sound's HamletMacbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona (which won the BroadwayWorld CT award for Best Ensemble Cast in a play,) As You Like It, and Twelfth Night.

From 2011-2015 Claire worked at Shakespeare on the Sound as Artistic Associate and Director of Education.

Educationally, Claire just finished directing a 5-person A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She co-created and directed Shakespeare on the Sound’s K-5 touring production Let’s Play Shakespeare!, directed their anti- bullying program Speaking Daggers, and devised and directed a children’s version of All’s Well That Ends Well. Currently she is in development of two new plays: The Family and Wordsmith.

She has worked at the Guthrie Theater, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, the Ordway Music Theater, and the George Street Playhouse among others. Additionally, Claire is a Teaching Artist and has taught theater to students from pre- school through high school.

She traveled to Africa in August 2017 & 2019 where she taught and directed Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Livingstone, Zambia. Claire has holds a Masters of Arts degree from New York University in Educational Theater.

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