Born in Japan and raised in North Carolina, Claire Moyer found her way to Philadelphia via teaching English in France, working at a museum in New York, graduate school in Scotland, and directing and devising in London.
Claire has worked consistently as a director, dramaturg, and teaching artist since moving to Philadelphia in 2014 and has made a name for herself with her “sensitive, humorous, and perfectly-paced direction.”
She is the Associate Director and Literary Manager for Inis Nua Theatre, which produces new writing from the UK and Ireland. Her Inis Nua credits include Fishskin Trousers by Elizabeth Kuti (American Premiere), The Monster in the Hall by David Greig, The Swallowing Dark by Lizzie Nunnery (American Premiere), Swallow by Stef Smith (American Premiere), Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley, Spine by Clara Brennan (American Premiere), and The Letter of Last Resort by David Greig.
Claire recently directed J.M. Barrie’s Mary Rose for Philadelphia Artists’ Collective which was staged in the mansion and on the grounds of The Woodlands Cemetery in West Philadelphia, and a sold-out adaptation of Catch-22 at Curio Theatre. She has directed projects for Revolution Shakespeare, First Person Arts, PYP New Voices Festival, Drexel Players, and the Louisville Jane Austen Festival.
Claire's directing work has been recognized with two Barrymore Award Nominations for Outstanding Direction of a Play (2016 - Spine, 2017 - Radiant Vermin) as well as Outstanding Overall Production of a Play for her first ever Barrymore-eligible show, Spine.
She received her BA from Drew University, trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and holds an MA in Directing from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
When not directing, Claire works as a teaching artist, specializing in working with teens and adults on the autism spectrum.