Actor / Director / Producer / Teacher
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 has mounted many successful Australian and International plays under the names Bareskin Productions (2005-2007) and Mad March Hare Theatre Company (2010-2019), developing a strong reputation for bringing exciting, challenging productions to Sydney stages of an exceptional standard. 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 has worked extensively as a director and actor for numerous theatre companies across Sydney including: Belvoir, Ensemble Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, National Theatre of Parramatta, Red Line Productions (Old Fitz Theatre), Outhouse Theatre Company, Bakehouse (KXT), Old 505 Theatre, Eclipse Productions, The New, Loud Mouth Theatre Company (Hobart), and Last One Standing.
Claudia has also been invited to work with Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting students at esteemed institutions including NIDA, Actors Centre Australia, WAAPA, 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.
After 10 years, Claudia stepped down from producing to focus solely on her work as an actor and director. She is currently working in film and television and across the subsidised and unsubsidised sectors of the theatre industry.