Claire MacDonald

Claire MacDonald’s career in performance making began in Leeds in 1978 when she and a group of friends created the ensemble company Impact Theatre Co-operative.

While she continues to perform (occasionally) and to work with, teach with and write about her former Impact colleagues, as well as other artists, she has also been (amongst other things), a Judith Wilson Fellow at Cambridge University; Head of Theatre at Dartington College of Arts; Director of InterArts at George Mason University in Virginia USA, and Director of the International Centre for Fine Art Research at University of Arts London.

She is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts journal, Performance Research, and with her colleagues Ric Allsopp and Richard Gough edited the publication for ten years. She publishes widely across the spectrum of her interests in art, writing and performance, and now divides her time between the UK, the USA and Greece, where she also writes about contemporary Greek art and performance.