Artistic Director & Founder

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.




Marketing & Communications  Manager

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 dancing, biking, and spending time with loved ones. She also works as a freelance video producer.

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Board of Directors

Riley Jay Davis | Member-at-Large

grey doolin | Treasurer

Zealot Hamm | Member-at-Large

Azul Kmiecik | Member-at-Large

Marcela Michelle | Chair

Mykel Pennington | Secretary

Keila Anali Saucedo | Member-at-Large

Dana Lee Thompson | Member-at-Large

Track Trachtenberg | Member-at-Large

Hunta Williams | Vice Chair