Claire Yearman

Claire Yearman is a certified teacher, actor, fight choreographer, and adjunct theatre professor. Claire is an adjunct professor at College of DuPage were she teaches courses in acting and improvisational acting. She teaches stage combat at SAFD regional workshops, Chicago area theatre companies and colleges/universities. Her study of stage combat started in 2000. She has been an active member of the SAFD since 2003. In 2011 she was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson award for her fight choreography for Red Tape Theatre's For the Love of the Nightingale. Claire has a MFA in acting from Western Illinois University and is a company member of Interrobang Theatre Project Chicago.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Actor's Gymnasium

Jan 11, 2015 Quarterstaff Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass
Jan 11, 2015 Single Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Nov 30, 2014 Broadsword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

MACE - Movement and Combat Education

Sep 27, 2014 Rapier and Dagger Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Sep 27, 2014 Knife Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Sep 27, 2014 Unarmed Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Sep 27, 2014 Small Sword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Actor's Gym

Jun 8, 2014 Broadsword and Shield Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Fox Valley Repertory

May 28, 2011 Unarmed Saint Charles, Illinois Recommended Pass
May 28, 2011 Quarterstaff Saint Charles, Illinois Recommended Pass

National Stage Combat Workshops: Staff

Jul 23, 2010 Broadsword Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Actors Gymnasium

Mar 7, 2010 Single Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 7, 2010 Knife Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 7, 2010 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass

Elgin Community College

May 19, 2009 Small Sword Elgin, Illinois Recommended Pass
Dec 11, 2008 Single Sword Elgin, Illinois Basic Pass
May 13, 2008 Knife Elgin, Illinois Basic Pass

2009 March Madness Workshop

Mar 15, 2009 Rapier and Dagger Cincinnati, Ohio Basic Pass