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.TODAY." -THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN

Clara Bloomfield (FRSA)

I am an award winning freelance International Theatre-Maker, Director, Lecturer and Socially Engaged Artist from Scotland.I specialise in creating socio-politically engaged performance and learning experiences in a range of contexts and settings. My work lies at the intersection of Theatre and Society. Immediate and responsive in nature, I explores the stories of the everyday and present work both in theatres and in non-traditional spaces as a catalyst for social change.

 

I have a particular interest in creating work ‘work’, ‘for’ and ‘by’ young people, Verbatim Theatre and Theatre in Health.  I am recognised Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Arts for Good Fellow for the Singapore International Foundation for my commitment to creating performance for social change.

 

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 GhanaThe Lyceum, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Hamilton Arts Festival New Zealand and my own company Collision.

 

I am a Lecturer at Edinburgh College on their Acting and Performance programmes and on the BA (Hons) Dance and Drama with Kingston University.

 

I trained at 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

THEATRE MAKING, DIRECTING, PLAYWRITING & COLLABORATION CREDITS

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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

 

AN APPROACH TO INTERROGATING HER OWN PRAXIS

- A CROSS OVER BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE 

 

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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