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Claire Townsend is a New York City based costume designer. She holds a MA in Design for Performance from Central St Martins, London, and an BA in Costume Design from Wimbledon School of Art. Since graduating she's worked in Los Angeles and NYC where she currently resides. Recent projects include The Richard Project for AADA, Afterlife & Josephine for  Chelsea Opera, and Madama Butterfly for West Bay Opera. 

She also works in costume production at the Metropolitan Opera.

However, with all in person theatre work on hiatus due to COVID, she has been working on online projects.

Her blog on stitching and the vintage style lingerie that can be found here

The premiere of "Nightingale", a new opera film with words by Bea Goodwin & music by Rossa Crean, inspired by the Kavanaugh hearings will show, 1st January 2020 on Frisson Films' website.  Claire created artwork to compliment these beautiful and haunting Vignettes, performed by Elyse Fukacek.

On  Jan 29th-31st she will be premiering "The Cup of Knowledge" an online immersive fortune telling theatre experience, with words by Bea Goodwin and music by Whitney E George, co-produced with Letter of Marque Theater Company.

Tickets are available here

She has designed a zoom theatre piece with Letter of Marque Theater Company, The Isle is Full of Noises, about the downtown arts scene in the 1980s and inspired by a script by Billy Martin which can be viewed online here


She is also embarking on new art projects, with Renee Berthelette, which can be seen at an online gallery at

For more about her upcoming work follow her blog here

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