Claire Christian is a writer, blogger, podcaster, and theatre maker from Queensland, Australia. Her debut young adult novel, Beautiful Mess, won the Text Publishing Prize in 2016 and was published in 2017 through Text Publishing.
Claire made her professional stage directing debut with Single Asian Female at La Boite Theatre, which received a 5-star review from The Guardian. Single Asian Female had a successful run at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre in early 2018, and returned to La Boite and the Melbourne Arts Centre in 2019. Her commissioned work Lysa and the Freeborn Dames, inspired by Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, debuted at LaBoite Theatre in 2018. Claire likes to think of Lysa as ‘…an affirmation to women, and anyone who identifies as other, and a love letter to young men.’ In 2009, she was shortlisted for the Griffin Theatre Award, and was selected to study at the Royal Court Theatre in their Young Writers Program. In 2014, Claire co-produced and co-wrote the critically acclaimed Hedonism’s Second Album, which premiered at La Boite Indie and was published by Playlab.
Claire is a passionate development facilitator of youth arts and community culture, and has written, directed, and produced projects and productions with organisations across Australia. For a full CV please contact email@example.com.