Claire Kaplan


Call me Claire.

Im an actor, theatre creator, and teacher from Long Beach, California. Ive studied theatre at UC San Diego (BA) and European devised performance at Columbia College Chicago/Arthaus Berlin (MFA).

From performance to marketing to writing to directing to outreach and development, I create theatre from the ground up. I’m dedicated to the creation of an inclusive, welcoming, and socially responsible creative space.

Olympia! Olympia! Olympia!

I hail from Long Beach, CA, and work internationally

I’m a founding member of Hungry River, a theatre collective established in 2011, in Ridgecrest, California. I developed standardized curricula for elementary through high school students, and taught adult workshops. As Director of Development, I cultivated a list of donors, organized fundraisers and benefit nights, and prioritized community outreach. 

I’ve also co-founded The West, a multi-media storytelling collective working internationally. I have collaborated many times with the New York-based company THE TRIP, and has worked regionally at La Jolla Playhouse and South Coast Rep, as well as Oval House in London, Theaterhaus Mitte in Berlin, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

I recently got my MFA in European Devised Performance from Columbia Chicago and Arthaus Berlin. 


Stay up to date on my current projects and teaching engagements.

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

New parents Charlie and John take a weekend away from their baby in a Victorian Inn, and find themselves trapped...