Actor / Writer / Director
Clara Francesca (Pagone) is a Melbourne based artist currently performing and collaborating in New York City. Her work has allowed her to partake in the Inaugural SITI Company Conservatory and she is a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund for her excellence in the Arts.
Her work began in Melbourne 2007 when performing self-devised piece Susan Who? on Arts Centre’s Fairfax Stage, winning best actress, propelling her into the vibrant entertainment industry.
The next seven years included: sell-out directorial debut at La Mama, touring guest artist at Penang's George Town International Arts Festival, touring Australia with bilingual Italian-English Children's one-woman show-musical Spectacular Spettacolo, co-lead at the notable Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, played Robyn in award-winning feature film Johnny Ghost and won Best Performance Artist in the Sarasolo Florida International Festival for her piece Making Mrs Marx.
Since arriving in NYC, she has been training with SITI Company, collaborating with Erin Mee’s This is Not a Theatre Company as a voice artist for Staten Ferry Podcast and theatre artist in A Very Serious Banquet (Cubist Theatre Performance), actor for Gabriel Barcia-Colombo & Benita de Wit’s site-specific exhibition The Secret Society of Forbidden Literature NYPL The Corner Room playing Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Improv Comedian for Mary Fe’s Google Made Me Do It at The Silent Barn Theatre, Sound Artist for 2014 Solstice with phenomenal creator Audra Woloweic and is soon to join Gia Forakis & Company with their ultimate musical murder mystery O.REX.
Clara is an adjudicator for the Mildura Speech, Drama & Italian Poetry Competitions, an Associate instructor at New York Speech Coaching, a member of the MarsBand lead by the phenomenal leadership of Carter Emmart and Keith Patchel, the Outreach Director of The Brick Theater in Williamsburg Brooklyn and embarks on her Opera Career with Patchel's The Plain of Jars.
Listen to Clara's commercial voice-over reel below:
And view Clara's latest Showreel below: