Since graduating from University in 2017, Clare has been hard at work in writers' rooms and on-set in Los Angeles for going on two years now. Most notably, during her first year in the city, Clare had the great pleasure of working on both The Umbrella Academy for Netflix and The Witcher for Netflix, joining two incredible work families and shadowing two brilliant writers' rooms.
In a matter of months, Clare has gone from intern to Writers' PA to Writers' Assistant, and has risen to each challenge her new careers have posed, taking every opportunity to help her team succeed. She is pursuing a path towards writing for television, hoping to follow in her coworkers footsteps to create stories for the big (or small) screen.
While working hard by day, Clare continues to hone her own writing projects, and in the last year has created a new comedy pilot, finished a feature film, delved into animation and continued revisions on her work for the stage.
Clare is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, with a dual degree in Screen Arts & Cultures and Creative Writing and Literature, and a subconcentration in Writing for Film and Television.
In short, she likes making up stories, telling people what to do, and pointing out plot holes in her Saturday morning cartoons.
In her senior year, Clare pursued an honors thesis in film production, focused on adaptation, which premiered at the Michigan Theater in June of 2017 and is now available to view in installments (titled "Phantasm" & "Pledge Allegiance") online.
In addition to her studies, Clare has been a longtime writer and director of comedic stage plays for campus group The Residential College Players. The group has produced such oddities of Clare's as Smells Like Tween Spirit, Field-For-All and A F.E.C.A.L. Matter. Her more dramatically-leaning two-act play, Loveless in Lakewood, was selected and performed in late March of 2017.
Clare has been acting on the stage and for the camera since high school, and has starred in student films, straight plays and musicals in college, while dabbling in improv and sketch comedy.
Most recently, Clare advanced through courses at the Groundlings school, beginning in Basic and passing through Intermediate. She has plans to take the advanced workshop, but finds it often conflicts with her seasonal work.
In college, Clare performed the monologue "The Flood" for the University of Michigan's production of The Vagina Monologues. She also played the lead, Renee, in Melissa Ross' Thinner Than Water for the Residential College Players, as well as the role of Mary Phagan in a student thesis production of Parade: The Musical. The year before that, she acted in multiple student written works, portraying a jazz-singing grammar teacher and a confused she-zombie.
Clare also took part in the Residential College's Improv Troupe, specializing in short-form improvisational comedy.