Clare Maguire graduated from Rose Bruford College with a BA Hons in Acting & Theatre Studies. For over 20 years she has worked as a theatre practioner and educator in both the UK and Ireland.
For 10 years she worked as an Actor in the UK, touring internationally, and in the past 6 years as a Theatre Director in Ireland where she is now based.
The majority of Clare's directing work has been predominatly with emerging artists, developing and staging new work.
Directing credits include: 48 by Gemma Kane (No Desserts - Smock Alley, Viking Theatre, The Whale Theatre & Axis 2019/20) Electric by Ali Hardiman (ILA Productions, Theatre Upstairs 2018 and tour including The Lyric Belfast, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2019) The Wickedness Of Oz by Kate Gilmore (Show in a Bag 2016 - Fishamble, ITI, Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival - ZeBBie Award Winner - Best Radio Play 2016/Breda Cashe Productions - Project Arts Centre 2019) The Fattest Dancer At St Bernadettes by TKB (Breadline Collective - The Lir, Dublin Fringe 2018) The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault (Smock Alley Summer Production 2018) Bronte by Polly Teale (Illustrated Productions - Smock Alley Theatre, The Mill 2017) Cornerstones by Bairbre Guilfoyle (Runcible Spoon - Smock Alley Theatre, Civic Theatre 2015)
Clare is currently working as director on Nurse Me another piece of new writing by actor/writer Aoife Martyn. This piece, to date, has been given support by The Dublin Fringe Festival FRINGE LAB programme 2020 and was awarded development funding by The Abbey, Engine Room initiative 2020