Productions, Theatre, Interactive Installations, Directing & Devising
Claire wrote, directed and performed in a number of productions for and with Putney Arts Theatre. She was awarded 'Best New Comer' and was nominated to sit on the New Writing Team. Claire also produced the first immersive show at Putney Arts Theatre and transformed the building into a Victorian slum, directing a huge cast of 50+ members ranging in ages from 6 to 60 years.
I have collaborated with Claire MacNeill on three productions at Putney Arts Theatre. She has twice acted in productions I have directed and we worked together on another project as co-directors. She is an unconventional creative thinker with an excellent theatrical instinct. I have often been impressed by Claire's ability to look at each creative challenge on its own merits without pre-judging the correct way to respond to it. Consequently her work avoids the cliched and obvious. She is also an artistic all-rounder with a wide range of skills. For example the first time we worked together on a topical new writing project she not only acted in the production, but filmed and edited its audio-visual sequences, and was a catalyst for the company taking a much more multi-media approach to the show than had been envisaged at the outset".
Stuart Watson, Director Against the Grain Theatre Co, Artistic Director Putney Arts Theatre 2010-13