Claire Karpen (AEA/SAG AFTRA) is an actor, director and teacher based in NYC who has worked both On/Off Broadway, regionally and internationally. 

London: Into the Woods Broadway: Sylvia. Off-Broadway: Into the Woods (Roundabout/Fiasco); The Heir Apparent (Classic Stage Company); Jack (59E59); At the Table (HERE Arts/Fault Line). Regional: Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle (DPT); Into the Woods (Old Globe, McCarter); Bedroom Farce (Westport Country Playhouse); Don't Talk to the Actors (Penguin Rep); Richard III, Much Ado, Tempest, Comedy of Errors (Trinity Rep); The 60's Project (Goodspeed); The Last Five Years (Stamford Center for the Arts).

Directing: Bernie and MIkey's Trip to the Moon (Strangemen, 59E59) by Scott Aiello, The Woodsman by James Ortiz (New World Stages, 59E59); A Soldier's Tale (Chautauqua Theatre and MSO); Henry IV, Part I, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, A Little Night Music, Trelawney of the Wells, Actor Presentations for Group 43-48 (Juilliard). Training: Juilliard (Michel St. Denis Award) and Brown University.

She is also a proud Eastern Region Principal Councilor in Actors' Equity Association.