Los Angeles native Claire Friday comes from an extensive production background with credentials as an entertainment industry administrator and involvement in the staging and production of televised events, corporate events, live stage performances, and operas. Ms. Friday’s impressive resume encompasses over 15 years of experience in production for theatre, opera, dance, television, and live events while working with some of the top talent, producers, clients, and directors in the entertainment business.
Claire’s impeccable attention to detail and management skills come from administrative experience in the business end of the arts, as well as the production side in the staging of performances for opera, live theatre, and television. She has contributed her work to many high profile venues including the Dolby Theatre, Warner Brothers Studios, The LA Music Center, The Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and The Kennedy Center. She has also traveled to various locations throughout the United States and Canada to production manage and produce live theatrical and corporate events.
Friday’s comprehensive portfolio of support services and resources include career diversification, networking skills enhancement, and training in project management. She has become an expert in these areas and helps others carve their own path no matter their area of expertise. As her muses began with competitive traditional Irish step dance as a teenager and now take her to theatrical and event producing, Claire knows no boundaries to living the life you desire.
Ms. Friday has been honored by The Kennedy Center and was a fellow in the Opera America Leadership Intensive program in 2012. She owned and operated an artist management firm that represented classical artists.
In 2015, Claire held a position on the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners, as networking chair for the Los Angeles Chapter. Ms. Friday was also a featured guest on the weekly podcast, Living With A Genius.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in stage management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lectures at various universities including Pepperdine University and Azusa Pacific University.
Claire is currently the Founder and Executive Producer of Done By Friday, a producing entity and project management advisement company that trains its clients on how to work and collaborate more efficiently; leading to more personal time on the weekends. She is also in the process of writing a blog that goes behind-the-scenes of live entertainment production.
Apart from her jet-setting lifestyle, Claire considers herself a gym rat and fashionista with a high appreciation for music.
Ms. Friday currently resides in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada and is a member of The International Live Events Association and the Las Vegas Hospitality Association.
Skills and Experience:
- Corporate and theatrical stage and production management
- Show calling
- Event advancing and on-site execution
- Vendor and venue management
- Run of show and production schedule creation
- Budget development
- RFP development
- Event logistics coordination
- Production consulting and budgetary advisement
- Consulting in leadership training, project management, and networking
- Lecturing in stage and production management
What People Say About Claire:
I was so taken with Claire the first time I met her. She was so present and openhearted. That is rare in this business. Claire was stage managing an event I was participating in and we hit it off immediately promising to get together. Intelligent, capable, energetic, and discerning, she is exactly the kind of woman I love to have coffee with and bounce around ideas. She has experience in so many different areas of show business and a real passion for talented artists. I love that we have developed such a supportive friendship.
– Debby Boone, Recording Artist and Performer
Claire is an extremely focused and driven individual. She never allows anyone or anything to stop her from doing what she loves. And people like her! Who wouldn’t want to be connected to someone who is energetic, passionate about life, and focused? She has carved her own career path and is successful at anything she puts her mind to.
– Tom Rizzo, Musician and CEO of Drip & Plectrum Advisers
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Claire Friday on numerous large scale special events where she was associate producer and production stage manager. I highly recommend Claire and her company Done by Friday in the highest possible terms. She is detail oriented, highly intelligent and her vast and deep experience along with her ability to be part of a team and a team leader makes Claire invaluable. I wouldn’t do anything without first calling Claire. Get Claire and get Done by Friday. You will be glad you did.
– Amick Byram, CEO Found Entertainment
Helping others succeed is Claire Friday’s expertise. Claire’s greenlit highway is one I’ve personally been privileged to experience. I suggest you hop on and enjoy the ride!
– Cassie Byram, Executive Creative Director at Oodles World
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