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THE PEOPLE

CLAIRE GLENN 

FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Claire Glenn is an award-winning  Theatre Maker, Youth Arts Practitioner, Director and Actor residing in Singapore.  

Claire is a passionate advocate for Theatre for Young People and believes that children and young people have an extraordinary capacity for extending their imaginations through play, experimentation and risk taking. Claire sees herself as a conduit for their artistic expression and big thoughts about the world around them.

 

Before moving to Singapore, Claire Glenn was the Artistic Director of South Australian Youth Arts (SAYarts), and Creative Producer for Carclew’s ExpressWay Arts. She has worked with other leading Australian Youth Arts Institutions including Patch, Riverland Youth Theatre, Urban Myth Theatre for Young People, Act Now, D'Faces of Youth Arts, Expressway Arts, Prospect Youth Theatre, Portland Arts Centre and, from 2008-2014 was the Artistic Director of the Fairfax Festival, a festival for young people based in regional Australia.

Claire is a graduate of the University of Otago (New Zealand) Theatre Studies Program and is an experienced theatre performer, having worked in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. She has been nominated and won numerous awards for her performances. Notable roles include Caitlin in An Air Balloon Across Antarctica by Darragh Martin, Eve in Muff, Her in Notoriously Yours, and Xavie in Late Night Story, all by Van Badham. In the course of her career, Claire has worked with STCSA, Malthouse Theatre, On Invisible Wings, Sixxters Grimm, Three To A Room and five.point.one.

Claire loves non-traditional forms of theatre with a particular interest in site-specific and immersive work and has a growing reputation in Australia and Scotland for her skill in these areas.

Claire lives with her husband, Anthony, and their two cats and puppy. She loves cinema, vintage fashion, travelling and Lego. 

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ANTHONY KELLY

FOUNDER & SHAREHOLDER

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Anthony is currently a Senior Drama Teacher at United World College South East Asia, East Campus, teaching IB Theatre and iGCSE Drama, and the former Drama Coordinator at Mercedes College in Adelaide.  He is a highly experienced Drama Teacher and teaches progressive forms of Drama to Middle and High school students. He also works as an independent multidisciplinary practitioner as a director, facilitator, devisor, designer, operator and actor. Anthony firmly believes in the importance of the Arts as a vehicle for change and helping young people feel empowered and find their own voices through the Arts. 

 

Anthony frequently collaborates with Claire Glenn through their company Conundrum Theatre and their reputation for creating immersive theatre and site-specific works for and with young people is growing.  Their site-specific and immersive works include Where to From Here?, Unpacking Unley’s Lost Worlds, The Bunyip of Brownhill Creek, SuperCOO-EEfragilisticexpialiCRIKEY and most recently the Ruby Award-winning Area 53. 

 

Anthony has worked with a range of Youth Theatre companies including South Australian Youth Arts (SAYarts) and D’Faces of Youth Arts in a variety of roles and has also written a number of contemporary and incisive musicals for schools. 

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