Claire Robinson May

Claire Robinson May is a playwright based in Cleveland, Ohio with roots in New England and Nova Scotia. In 2019, she was named Playwright in Residence for the inaugural Exceptional Inclusion Program at Talespinner Children’s Theatre, working with specialists and company members through a devised process to adapt a cycle of Aesop’s Fables for intentional inclusion of audience members with disabilities. Her plays have been performed on the stages of Talespinner Children’s Theatre (THE SILENT PRINCESS, THE BREMENTOWN MUSICIANS, ANDROCLES & THE LION, THE WIND & THE SUN, and THE FOX & THE CROW), convergence-continuum (PUPPET PARTY and RIVER SKY (SOAPOCALYPSE NOW)), Cleveland Public Theatre (MOTHER/TONGUE, THE WORLD’S LARGEST AXE, and STANDARDIZED CHILD TM ), Playwrights Local, and others. She served on the board of Talespinner Children’s Theatre for five years, from 2014-2019. Claire Robinson May is a licensed attorney in Ohio and teaches legal writing at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She is a Cleveland Heights native and a proud graduate of Cleveland Heights High School, Harvard College, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing (NEOMFA) at Cleveland State University.