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Claire Slater

Artistic Director and Joint CEO

Clare is the Artistic Director and Joint CEO of HighTide.

She was previously the Head of New Work at the Donmar Warehouse in London, where she worked on over 30 productions, including The Trials by Dawn King; Love and Other Acts of Violence by Cordelia Lynn; Assembly by Nina Segal; Blindness adapted by Simon Stephens; [BLANK] by Alice Birch; Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; Berberian Sound Studio adapted by Joel Horwood; Sweat by Lynn Nottage; Silence by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ishy Din and Alexandra Wood; Force Majeure adapted by Tim Price; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in a new version by Bruce Norris; Limehouse by Steve Waters; The Lady from the Sea in a new version by Elinor Cook; and Becoming by Michelle Terry and Rosalie Craig.

Other writing and dramaturg credits include: Women in Power dir. Blanche McIntyre (Nuffield, Southampton); The Unknown Island dir. Ellen McDougall, Meet Your Neighbours dir. Emily Lim, Here’s How It All Began dir. Christopher Haydon, Idomeneus dir. Ellen McDougall (all for the Gate, Notting Hill); and The Last Mermaid dir. Bruce Guthrie with Charlotte Church (Wales Millennium Centre).

Clare previously worked as Executive Director of the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill and, prior to that, she was the Assistant Literary Manager at the National Theatre and worked in TV and film development with Rare Day. She also sits on the Creative Council of Shakespeare’s Globe.