Claire-Frances Sullivan

Claire-Frances Sullivan

Claire-Frances is a New York based composer/lyricist and playwright. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Her work has been produced in Michigan, New York, and London (UK), and includes short plays, full length plays, full length musicals, short musicals, and one song cycle. Claire-Frances is the recipient of the 2018 Musical Theatre Award through the Kennedy Center and ACTF.

Plays

  • Close Encounters

    ​Two women meet by chance at a bus stop late at night. One intends to take a bus home, and the other has a much different reason for being there. They form a companionship as they discuss the otherworldly.
  • A Christmas Carol
    In a modern adaptation of the original Charles Dickens novel, Scrooge is a selfish banker with a closed mind. Bob Cratchit appears as Robin Cratchit: the "administrative assistant" to Scrooge and a single mother of two daughters, including an ailing Trisha, Fred has a son, Mr. Fezziwig is now the kindly Mr. Ferdinand, and there's a lesson somewhere along the way about the dangers of free-market...
    In a modern adaptation of the original Charles Dickens novel, Scrooge is a selfish banker with a closed mind. Bob Cratchit appears as Robin Cratchit: the "administrative assistant" to Scrooge and a single mother of two daughters, including an ailing Trisha, Fred has a son, Mr. Fezziwig is now the kindly Mr. Ferdinand, and there's a lesson somewhere along the way about the dangers of free-market healthcare. The retelling of this classic strives to include more female representation and a relevant take on old themes.
  • A Visit
    Every year, a man named Ankle is visited by an anthropomorphic raven from the underworld. Their complicated relationship is tested when Ankle resists their normal gig.
  • Stranded
    Jessie and Nicki are stuck in the hayloft of a barn on a hot summer's day. They try to find a way down, but find parts of themselves along the way.
  • A Clean Break
    Four nurses who work nights in the ICU of a small hospital in 1975 face the obstacles that come with the pressures of being an RN. Promotions, illness, and racial conflict add to an already incredible mountain of responsibility. A one-act play that takes place during the shift changeovers into the night shift, and explores the relationships between the women who take on jobs that ask them to be superhuman.