Guest Director

Claudia Barrie

Claudia Barrie is a critically acclaimed actor, director and producer based in Sydney. She is a graduate of the University of Western Sydney’s late Theatre Nepean where she acquired a Bachelor of Performance (Acting) in 2004.

As a producer, Claudia mounted many successful Australian and International plays under the names Bareskin Productions (2005-2007) and Mad March Hare Theatre Company (2010-2019).

As an actor she has worked across TV, film and Theatre including companies such as the Ensemble, Griffin, Old Fitz and Darlinghurst Theatre Company.

As a director Claudia has worked extensively for venues and companies including: Belvoir, Griffin, National Theatre of Parramatta, Mad March Hare, Outhouse, Last One Standing, Old Fitz, Kings Cross Theatre, Rock Surfers, New Theatre and Loud Mouth Theatre Company.

In 2017 her two productions, Dry Land and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo received a total of 6 Sydney Theatre Award nominations including Best Production and Best Direction of an Independent Production. These two shows also received 7 STA Honourable Mentions. Most recently, her production of The Cripple of Inishmaan received 3 Glug nominations including Best Independent Production.

Claudia works with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) students at esteemed institutions including NIDA, WAAPA, Actors Centre Australia, Sydney Theatre School and Excelsia College directing their productions and play projects.  She works as a regular tutor for Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and Brent Street School of Performing Arts. For ACA she has directed The Rover (2019), The Beaux Stratagem & A Moment of the Lips (2021)

She is currently working as an actor and director across the subsidised and unsubsidised sectors of the theatre industry.