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Claire J. Hayes

BFA Theatre Arts

Minor: Business Management & Administration

​Claire (she/her) is a Chicago-based director, dramaturg, playwright, and performing artist. During university, she worked on many productions including, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (AD), Dance Nation (AD), Benjamin & Alex Practice Celibacy (director), Pieces that Remain (director), and Swear on My Mother's Grave (director). In her current role as a house manager for The Harris Theatre for Music and Dance, Claire is responsible for staff and audience services. Claire has also developed her awareness for disability in the arts by working closely with the group Spectrum Shakespeare on a year-long virtual production of Macbeth for individuals with autism. She looks forward to continuing her disability training by studying ASL and working with the Phamaly Theatre company this summer.​