Executive Artistic Director
Originally from both California and New England, Claire settled in Minneapolis in 2005. With a passion for new work and giving voice to those who are often silenced, she began 20% Theatre in 2006 and has been leading the organization as Executive Director ever since. She’s been recognized as a Top LGBTQ+ Leader in the Twin Cities (2012) and as Artistic Director of the Year (2014) by Lavender Magazine, and received the Women of Distinction prize from Century College (2012). When not working, Claire can often be found swimming in Lake Nokomis, traveling to new cities, or exploring new recipes.
Kristen is 20%'s newest addition. Working on everything from admin to communications to design, Kristen helps make 20% run. Born and raised in St. Paul, she has worked in the performing arts and arts education in Minneapolis for over a decade. When she's not working, Kristen enjoys gardening, biking, and spending time with loved ones. She also works as a freelance video producer.
Board of Directors
grey doolin | Treasurer
Zealot Hamm | Member-at-Large
Melissa Harl | Secretary
Marcela Michelle-Mobama | Chair
Mykel Pennington | Vice Chair
Mary Grace St. Claire | Member-at-Large
Dana Lee Thompson | Member-at-Large
Hunta Williams | Member-at-Large