Clare Muireann Murphy is a freelance performance storyteller, social entrepreneur, and writer. Now based in London, she collaborates with artists, teachers, companies, and universities around the world. Murphy tells stories in English and Spanish and has performed in more than 20 countries. Her stage history includes the Globe Theatre, The Barbican Theatre, and the Soho Theatre London. She has played many international festivals and has been a guest lecturer and artist in residence at many universities, including Vanderbilt University and most recently the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba at Winnipeg, Canada.
With a background in theater and writing, Murphy has worked as a producer, director, consultant, project manager, and grip, to name a few of her many jobs. She has worked with marginalized communities and has used storytelling to combat issues such as racism and exclusion.
Murphy is part of the Talking Skull Ensemble, a collective dedicated to exploring and developing the art of storytelling in the modern world. She is a member of the executive committee for the Federation of European Storytelling (FEST) and runs a salon in London for artists and curiosists. She also works with an international group of storytellers to develop bilingual and multilingual performance theory for international storytelling performances. Murphy founded a community storytelling night that created and supported a new storytelling community in Galway (Story Night) and ran for five years.
Dedicated to the word, spoken or written, she is an admirer of curiosity and a consummate fool.