Clare is artist in residence at the MAC theatre, Belfast, in December 2016 and January 2017.

She has two plays in development for 2017 and 2018: one for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and the other for Prime Cut Productions at the MAC.

Her first play, FAREWELL, was performed in Derry in December 2012 by the seminal Field Day Theatre Company. She was the first female playwright that Field Day produced.

Stephen Rea (pictured, below) directed and played the lead.

stephen farewellcopyright John Haynes 2012

FAREWELL was recorded for radio with the original cast, and aired on BBC Radio 3’s THE WIRE  on 23rd March 2013. It was nominated for the prestigious Prix Europa Award in 2013.

Clare was commissioned to write a second play for Field Day. THIRSTY DUST is in process for production.

She was also a participant in the New Playwrights Programme, run by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, 2012/13.