Dr Clare Hammoor is a collaborative theatre-maker committed to justice and joy with experience teaching, directing, and devising in universities, public and private schools, and prisons. Clare is fascinated by object-oriented ontologies, playing with things, and interdisciplinary collaborations with young people.
Currently the Director of Inquiry and Instruction at Compositive Primary, Clare works to develop inquiry through multimodal explorations. Clare comes from Blue School in Manhattan where he was the Theatre Specialist and Director. During his time at Blue, Clare collaboratively developed an arts integration curriculum with a team of children, teachers, administrators, and arts specialists. While in New York, Clare worked with Brooklyn Acting Lab as its Director of Education and directed theatre professionally. After moving to Denver, Clare was the Theatre Teacher and Director at South High School.
Clare has taught at New York University and University of Denver and given lectures across the US. He has led classes and workshops internationally and his writing appears in articles, chapters, and journal editorships. Clare's passion for joy and justice has also led him to teach university courses in prisons for the past eight years. He is currently an instructor for the DU Prison Arts Initiative where he started a series of play-based arts workshops for children and their incarcerated parents.
Clare earned an EdD from NYU where his research focused on the agencies of children and things in play. He also holds a MA in Educational Theatre from NYU, a BA in Theatre and Religious Studies from Indiana University, is an ordained interfaith minister through The New Seminary, and a certified advanced Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner.
If that’s not enough, his CV is right here.