Claire Christian is a storyteller. A writer, theatre maker and facilitator from Queensland, Australia.
Her debut young adult novel, Beautiful Mess – a raw, funny and truthful take on grief, loss and first love, won the Text Publishing Prize in 2016. Claire is currently working on a screen adaptation of the novel.
Most recently Claire’s second novel, It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake, an adult contemporary romance was published by Text Publishing and has been released in Australia and America and is due to be released in the UK later this year. Her second adult contemporary fiction will be published in 2022.
As a playwright, Claire has been recognised both nationally and internationally. 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.’ The play received rave reviews for its thoughtful, powerful and honest portrayal of characters speaking to the current climate of ‘Times Up’. She is currently working on a screen adaptation.
Her plays Talking To Brick Walls, The Landmine is Me, Lysa and The Freeborn Dames and Hedonisms Second Album, which she co-wrote and co-produced with David Burton and premiered at La Boite Indie in 2014, are all published by Playlab.
Claire is a passionate youth arts and community arts facilitator, and has written, directed, produced and facilitated projects with organisations across Australia.
Claire has a number of projects in development.
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