Clare Barron
Clare Barron

2017 Winner

Dance Nation

Synopsis: Somewhere in rural America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. First step: claw their way to Nationals in Tampa Bay. All the other steps are not so easy.

Cast Breakdown: 3M, 7W

Set/Costume Requirements: Flexible set, contemporary costumes

Agent: Rachel Viola at United Talent Agency,

Bio: Clare Barron is a playwright and performer from Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays include You Got Older with Page 73, directed by Anne Kauffman (Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist, Drama Desk Nominee, Kilroys List); I’ll Never Love Again (The Bushwick Starr, NYTimes & Time Out Critics’ Picks); Baby Screams Miracle (Woolly Mammoth, Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); and Dance Nation, which recently co-won the inaugural Relentless Award established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman. She is the recipient of the 2014 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship and the Paula Vogel Award at the Vineyard. She’s also a member of New Dramatists, and an Affiliated Artist with Target Margin and Masrah Ensemble in Beirut, Lebanon, where she played Mae in an Arabic-English production of María Irene Fornés’  Mud.