CLARA BLOOMFIELD

THEATRE MAKER - DIRECTOR - LECTURER -  SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTIST

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Beautiful Burnout
2 is the Beginning
 

ABOUT

""CLARA IS ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED PRACTITIONERS IN THE U.K." 
-THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN

Clara Bloomfield (FRSA)

I am an award-winning Scottish Theatre Maker, Director, Lecturer and Socially Engaged Artist.

 

Through my work, I create sociopolitically engaged performance and participation experiences across a range of contexts and settings. The work I create is situated at the intersection of theatre and society, encouraging social change by exploring the everyday in a creative and immediate way in both traditional and nontraditional spaces. 

 

As a Theatre Maker, I have a particular interest in verbatim theatre, theatre in health, and the creation of work based on the experiences and perspectives of young people. In recognition of my commitment to creating work for social change, I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and an Arts for Good Fellow for the Singapore International Foundation. 

 

I have created work with and for organisations including but not limited to The National Theatre, Le Grand Bleu, Lille France, Theatre NI (Northern Ireland), The National Theatre of Scotland, Puppet Animation Scotland, Macrobert, The Rose Theatre London, ITAC & ITAC Ghana, The Lyceum, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Hamilton Arts Festival New Zealand, Teater Ekamatra (Singapore), Danny Boyle & my own company Collision Theatre.

 

Currently, I'm a Lecturer at Edinburgh College teaching on their Acting and Performance  programmes and Kingston University's BA (Hons) Dance and Drama.

 

I trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Manchester Metropolitan University.

I am always on the look out for the next creative adventure.  If  you are interested in working with me please get in touch.

 

Professional Memberships:
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Clara Bloomfield Theatre Maker Director & Socially Engaged Artist

"CLARA HAS A SHREWD ABILITY TO PRODUCE THOUGHT PROVOKING AND 

 HAPPENING THEATRE FOR ITS AUDIENCES AND PARTICIPANTS."

 

-CREATIVE SCOTLAND

 

PRODUCTIONS

"CLARA IS A DIRECTOR WHO'S PRACTICE PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN INFLUENCING THE WAY IN WHICH THEATRES ENGAGE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE."

-THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN

CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT // TINY FRAGMENTS

CLARA IS INTERESTED IN THE TINY FRAGMENTS OF WHAT MAKE PEOPLE HUMAN. IN HER APPLIED THEATRE PRACTICE, SHE COLLABORATES WITH INDIVIDUALS IN COMMUNITY, HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL SETTINGS TO CREATE PERFORMANCE AS A CATALYST FOR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE.

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"SUCH A DISPLAY OF COURAGE TO TACKLE ISSUES SUCH AS THESE
  IN A PERFORMANCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE." -THE SUNDAY HERALD

RESEARCH

 

CHILDS PLAY

 Performance as research into the representation and participation of young people in performance. (ongoing)

THEATRE AND HEALTH

To what extent can Autobiographical Performance act as a therapeutic approach to assist non-actors i.e. young people in a range of context and settings to explore their relationship with identity and place as a means to support positive mental health & well-being? 

 

CONTACT

CLARA BLOOMFIELD

clara@clarabloomfield.com

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