Head of BA Performance in BSL and English
Claire Lamont trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Claire is the Head of the BA Performance in BSL and English 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 has worked throughout Ireland the UK and internationally as an Actress, Director and Theatre Maker.
Performance Credits include The Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games (Hampden Park), Mistletoe and Crime (Lyric Theatre), Seven, Carnival (Kabosh), One sandwich short of a genius, Melmoth the Wanderer, Bog People (Big Telly), Everything Between Us, God’s Country, Family Plot (Tinderbox), This Piece of Earth (Ransom Productions), Lost Ones, Mancub (Vanishing Point), The Cherry Orchard, Peer Gynt, Alice (Benchtours), Playboy of the Western World (Royal Exchange).
Claire is also Artistic Director of Theatre Abandon, credits include Fifty Ways, A Little Play About Loneliness, (The MAC), The Gathering (The OMAC), Battered Hearts (Abbeyfest, London). Her Company is currently exploring a new piece of work called Last Woman Left with deaf and hearing actors. Other Directing credits include Assistant Director for Land of Giants (Titanic Slipways), Director on Biscuit Tin readings, Fast and Loose (Accidental Theatre Company), Spoonface Steinberg (QFT-City-sideshow), Fireworks (Tinderbox Theatre Company).
Claire was a HATCH artist for The MAC in 2013-2014 and a REVEAL artist with Prime Cut Productions in 2014-15 she is currently under a devising option for Tinderbox Theatre Company. She is currently supporting the development of Summit, a new piece of work by renowned theatre maker Andy Smith.