As a producer, Lexi Clare is passionate about contributing to the theatrical landscape in a way that challenges the dominant image of gender 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 has 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 include Purple Snowflakes And Titty Wanks, which transferred to the Abbey Theatre (2021) and the Royal Court Theatre (2022): Rachel Causer's When It Happens, which was nominated for an Off West End Award during its Camden Fringe run in 2019; and Ashleigh Laurence's Tumours, which transferred to Soho Theatre following a successful run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019.
Additional producing credits include the Arts Council England funded R&D of Louise Breckon-Richards' Trace, working as Assistant Producer for Antic Productions on the UK premiere of
Collective 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 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. Whilst back in Aoteaora, Lexi worked as assistant producer on Indigo Paul's Paradise Island (Basement Theatre, 2021).