Alongside theatre-making and performing, Lexi has also been working as an independent theatre producer since 2017. As a producer, Lexi Clare is passionate about contributing to the theatrical landscape in a way that expands upon the dominant image of gender and sexuality in theatre and champions the voices of emerging artists.
In 2017, she launched Maiden Speech, a dynamic and exciting theatre festival that provides a much-needed platform to showcase the boldest new work from a new generation of theatre-makers.
In November 2019, Maiden Speech concluded its third and most ambitious season yet at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden. The festival supported more than l00 early-career artists across its three year tenure, and provided a significant launchpad for new work.
Previous productions that debuted at Maiden Speech, with Lexi as the originating producer, include Purple Snowflakes And Titty Wanks (Abbey Theatre, 2021; Royal Court, 2022); Ashleigh Laurence's Tumours (Soho Theatre & Edinburgh Fringe, 2019); Tania Nwachukwu’s The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English (VAULT Festival, 2020; Bush Theatre, 2022); Rachel Causer's Off-West End award-nominated When It Happens (Seven Dials Playhouse 2019) and Please, Feel Free To Share (Theatre503, 2021; Edinburgh Fringe & Pleasance Theatre, 2022).
In 2022, Lexi produced GROOVE, a
co-production between Outbox and Shoreditch Town Hall that ran at Oxford House in London before touring to Contact in Manchester. Featuring a cast of intergenerational queer artists, GROOVE is a new performance exploring the dance floor as a place of protest, identity, belonging and desire. GROOVE was nominated for three Off-West End awards, including a nomination for Access.
Additional producing credits include two Arts Council England funded R&D's: Hannah May Jessop's Clara (2023) and Louise Breckon-Richards' Trace (2019), both directed by Alice Fitzgerald. In 2020, riotous gig theatre show Game Face became Lexi's first international production, premiering at Q Theatre in New Zealand after sold out London previews.
As Assistant Producer, Lexi has worked with Antic Productions on the UK premiere ofCollective Rage: A Play In 5 Betties (Southwark Playhouse, 2018), an all-female queer comedy nominated for six Off-West End awards, and Carmina Victoriana (Wilton's Music Hall, 2019). In Aotearoa, she was Assistant Producer on Indigo Paul's Paradise Island (Basement Theatre, 2021).