Claire Binford

14th Annual New Voices Young Playwrights Festival Winner


Claire Binford (What’s More Important?) is a junior at Louisville Male High School. She is still thanking God for the amazing opportunity (and dream come true) to have her play performed at Actors Theatre. She spends her time working on the school newsite (; with her guinea pig, Hermione; volunteering with Serving At Male; and seeing Shakespeare in the park. There are too many people she would like to thank but the list includes Olivia Richards, Scott Havel, and her wonderful teacher Mrs. Howell. She is incredibly grateful for her mother, sister, brother, and late father who have always supported her and worked to understand Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She is so thankful for her dramaturg, director, actors, and everyone at Actors Theatre for helping her show a topic close to her heart and encouraging the conversation about mental health.