Claire Derriennic is an actor, puppeteer, educator and all-around theatre-maker pursuing an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities at the University of Texas.
Claire attended international schools in Macedonia, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, and Bangladesh before moving to Washington D.C. to attend Georgetown University.
After graduation, Claire worked as a marketing associate at Imagination Stage, a theatre for young audiences in Bethesda, Maryland.
Claire's interest in puppetry led her to Tokushima, Japan, where she studied Bunraku puppetry in 2019.
Claire has written, created, and/or co-created several performances for young audiences, including Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, The Princess and the Period, Come on, Calm, Taste Buds: the Adventures of Cake and Broccoli, and the devised piece Fishing for Stars.
She hopes to continue to research how theatre for social justice and theatre for youth can embrace ambiguity and open-endedness.