Clemence is a director for theatre and opera as well as a composer and sound designer.
Since graduating from NIDA, Clemence has directed, composed and designed sound for both independent and main stages in Sydney, Adelaide and Edinburgh.
As a director, Clemence’s work includes: FINDR, a new musical which premiered this year at Eternity Theatre; CHAMBER POT OPERA (creator, sold-out seasons in Sydney, Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe); UNFINISHED WORKS (Seymour Centre); THE CHERRY ORCHARD (New Theatre); and TRANSIENCE (KXT). Clemence is assistant director to Imara Savage on ST JOAN with Sydney Theatre Company and was assistant director to Patrick Nolan on NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND with Sydney Chamber Opera.
As composer and sound designer, Clemence’s work includes: LETHAL INDIFFERENCE (Sydney Theatre Company); WOLVES, A VIEW FROM A BRIDGE, WIND IN THE UNDERGROUND, PAPER DOLL (Old Fitz); CHAPEL PERILOUS (New Theatre); LITTLE BORDERS (Old 505); A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING (KXT); and BLUEBERRY PLAY (Griffin’s Batch Festival). Clemence is composer and sound designer for ROMEO AND JULIET for Bell Shakespeare.
Clemence holds a Master of Fine Arts (directing) at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium, majoring in classical voice. While she was studying, Clemence directed/wrote/performed/composed for over thirty productions. Highlights include: directing Brecht’s THE THREEPENNY OPERA at PACT; co-directing (with Ben Sheen) Martin Crimp’s ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE; and directing Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS for Sydney Fringe Festival. She was Director of Verge, Australia’s largest student-run arts festival.
Clemence regularly develops and stages readings of new work, including: Neil Levi’s KIN at Sydney Theatre Company for the Patrick White Award; Tee O’Neil’s GR8 SKIN at Festival Fetale; and Tasnim Hossain’s 44 HOMES at Australian Theatre for Young People. Clemence is currently developing two new operas.