Claire Lamont is the Head of the BA Performance in BSL and English degree programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – one of only a few courses in the world set up to train deaf actors and theatre makers.
Claire trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Claire has worked throughout Ireland the UK and internationally as an actor and theatre maker and is driven by a desire to make and be part of work that examines and uncovers how we use language to uncover or suppress truth.
Alongside leading and teaching on the BA Performance course, Claire continues to work professionally as an actor, director and maker and has recently been working alongside Occasion Theatre to explore a new devised project entitled Book and Shrub, with Nicky Harley on a new play The Naked Truth, with Theatre Abandon on collaborative project Maria and Phoebe and with Mick Duke on a development for Irene Barr, a new play which was shared to an invited audience at the Traverse Theatre in January 2020.
Previous work highlights include: Summit (EIF, National Tour), Verge is Burning (Jamie Rea, Deafest), Last Woman Left (RCS), Fifty Ways, A Little Play about Loneliness (The MAC), The Gathering (The OMAC), Land of Giants (Titanic Slipways), The Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games (Hampden Park), Mistletoe and Crime (Lyric Theatre), Seven (Kabosh) One sandwich short of a genius, Melmoth the Wanderer (Big Telly), Everything Between Us, Family Plot (Tinderbox), This Piece of Earth (Ransom Productions), Lost Ones, Mancub (Vanishing point), The Cherry Orchard, Peer Gynt, (Benchtours), Playboy of the Western World (Royal Exchange).
Claire was a HATCH artist for The MAC Belfast in 2013-14 and a REVEAL artist with Prime Cut Productions in 2014-15.