Clare Barron

Clare Barron

Clare Barron is a playwright and actor from Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays include You Got Older, which received its world premiere this fall with Page 73, directed by Anne Kauffman (Obie Award for Playwriting, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play, and Susan Smith Blackburn finalist); Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); and Dirty Crusty (Youngblood's Unfiltered). She is the recipient...
Clare Barron is a playwright and actor from Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays include You Got Older, which received its world premiere this fall with Page 73, directed by Anne Kauffman (Obie Award for Playwriting, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play, and Susan Smith Blackburn finalist); Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); and Dirty Crusty (Youngblood's Unfiltered). She is the recipient of the 2014 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship and the Paula Vogel Award at the Vineyard. She is also a member of New Dramatists and of Youngblood at EST, an Affiliated Artist with Target Margin, an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and is currently pursuing her MFA at Brooklyn College. As an actor, Clare appeared in the world premiere of Heidi Schreck’s The Consultant (Long Wharf) and traveled to Beirut to play Mae in an Arabic-English production of María Irene Fornés’ Mud.

Plays

  • Dirty Crusty
    You're never too old to learn ballet. Or at least that's what Jeanine hopes when she starts taking adult ballet classes from a badass ex-ballerina. A play about dance, sex, bad hygiene, and the attempt to reclaim big dreams. (It ends with a 20-minute dance sequence...)
  • You Got Older
    When Mae's dad gets sick at the same moment her life implodes, she ends up moving in with him back home. A tender and darkly comic new play about family, illness and fantasy – and how we learn to keep going.